Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Reverse the lecture paradigm

Rather than teachers lecturing (sometimes poorly) and kids doing homework at home (sometimes poorly), kids watch world-class lectures at home and do exercises in class with their teachers, who are best for such personalized interaction. Agree or disagree?


Chris Eldred said...

You are talking about flipping, right? I'm reading a little about this and I seriously considering starting down this road in the fall. I have a couple of reasons for this and there are a great many challenges.

First, I teach a quasi-industrial class in middle school. There aren't ready made lectures that I can point my students too, I will need to create this media myself and looking forward to the task. I hope that this will free up shop time to get work done and then perhaps I can add a unit.

I expect that there will be a great deal of resistance from the students, parents and maybe even my administration. Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised...

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