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Published: Thursday, Dec. 27 2012 11:09 p.m. MST

Turning learning upside down - flipping classrooms Next » 9 of 10 « Prev
Brian Nicholson, Deseret News
Instead of listening to lectures at school and doing problems at home, students in a flipped classroom watch videotaped lectures at home (perhaps taking notes or working sample problems), then work through problems and exercises at school. There, the teacher can keep students working, supervise pairs or groups of students as they work problems, and work one-on-one with kids who lag behind.

The students absorb online lectures at their own pace each evening, repeating tricky concepts as needed. Parents can choose to watch along with their children as new learning concepts are introduced, improving their ability to help at home.

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Mcallen, TX

Every year or two, some new research based idea pops up. Then extra funding is needed to implement it.

It's just words that sound good. What kind of experiences do children get from sitting in a chair forty hours a week, or learning test taking strategies?

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