The Flipped Learning Model. It’s quality not quantity.
I’m pleased to say that over the initial weeks I’ve been trialing this technique I’ve seen a positive change in the confidence, attitude to learning and levels of understanding demonstrated by my students. My standard approach is to post a video on the topic we will start next lesson and get the students to complete a learning summary on what they view.
More homework is being done.
Since adopting the flipped learning technique the number of students failing to complete a set task by the deadline has reduced significantly. When I asked the students why, they gave the following responses.
- Watching the video gives clear direction of what understanding is expected.
- You can pause or re-watch parts that weren’t fully understood.
- The learning summary sheets (see below) were easy to fill in.
Confidence in class has improved.
Another observation that has become very noticeable, to myself and other colleagues I have invited into my classroom since adopting this approach, is the increased number of students that want to be involved with class discussions. I’ve also noticed;
- A better quality of response.
- An improved ability to question each other.
- More confidence from all students to answer questions.
- Regular quality peer to peer support.
Examples of My Learning summary sheets.
I’d like to thank my students for their input into the development of these learning summary documents. They were regularly asked after each task what they found useful, not so useful and what could possibly be added.
Here is version 1.
Here is version 2 influenced by @teachertoolkit’s 5 minute lesson plan format.
And Version 3 with the reintroduction of ‘question for the class’.
By no means am I anywhere near the end of my Flipped learning journey. After only half a term I class myself as quite the novice. The reason for this post is to help convince those contemplating the idea to give it a go. Sophia.org has been helpful as well as numerous other educators tweeting about their experiences.
My learning summary documents can be down loaded from
Further posts to follow as my experience develops.