Todd Nesloney (@TechNinjaTodd)is a 5th grade teacher in Texas who has flipped his class with limited technology.
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One important part of flipping your class with efficacy is to make sure parents are adequately educated about the flipped classroom. They were never in a flipped class and since this is a relatively new idea, many don’t understand the model. Their kids may go home and tell them: “My teacher isn’t teaching anymore. I am just learning on videos.”
One effective way to educate parents about the flipped classroom model is to flip your back to school night. Follow these suggestions to flip your back to school night:
Another thing you may want to share with them is a blog post Jon wrote to parents: What if Your Child is in a Flipped Class?
Lastly, we reached out via social networking and here are a few sample videos that teachers made for their back to school night events.
If you have any ideas on how to flip back to school night, please add to the comment stream below.
|Katie Lanier: High School Physics Teacher|
|Heidi Anderson: 9th Grade Geometry|
|Frank Franz: 9th Grade World History|
Randy Brown is a 3rd grade teacher in Washington State who has seen radical transformation since he flipped his class Listen to this episode of “The Flip Side.” Listen to all episodes of “The Flip Side” by clicking HERE or click below to listen to just this episode
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This provocative statement could be taken out of context. By no means do I mean teachers should ever be replaced by a YouTube video. However: I do believe that “teaching” needs to be re-imagined. The Flipped Classroom is all about maximizing face to face class time. Face to face time is used to delve deeper into the content or to be a place where students wrestle with difficult subjects, or to move on to new topics if they have mastered the old.
To that end: Aaron Sams and I have made a proposal to present at SXSW conference. This innovative conference is a place which fosters discussion and dialogue. We encourage you to go HERE and vote for this session.