Listening to Greg Green talk about ‘Flipping’ his whole school was very interesting. The high school was experiencing socio-economic issues with their students that many schools could relate to ; lack of technology, lack of learning culture and support from home, a difference of priorities, and an inconsistent level of access to technology for students at home. Greg Green and his staff came up with a simple but innovative strategy of flipping their lessons. I could relate to his process of engaging a small group of interested teachers, showing evidence of positive outcomes, stimulating conversation amongst teachers and then slowly growing the involved parties. I have used this strategy to try and change teaching pedagogy.
I found a blog post about ‘flipperatiated’ instruction. The three basic recommendations of
1. Begin with the end in mind.
2. Know the score. ( use of quizzes & data collection)
and 3. Re-frame your role ….are good beginning points to have a go at flipping instruction.
November, A. (2011). Learn from a school that has completely flipped out – An interview with Greg Green on flipped learning model. [podcast]. November Learning Podcast Series. Retrieved from: http://novemberlearning.com/an-interview-with-greg-green-on-flipped-learning-model/