More on flipped…

Posted on October 10, 2011

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2011-10-06/flipped-classrooms-virtual-teaching/50681482/1?csp=34news&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usatoday-NewsTopStories+%28News+-+Top+Stories%29

More on the flipped classroom — at least there’s token acknowledgement that More SLower Lecture is still… lecture.
There’s all kinds of research out there saying we’re cramming too much shallow stuff in there. However, what’s the rationale for flipping for that AP teacher? ” She began flipping her AP calculus classes last fall after finding she couldn’t cover all the required material. Even topics she covered ‘didn’t really all sink in.'”
What makes her think it’s sinking in now?
Perhaps the instructional material is really good — but from what I’ve seen, you’d better back up that claim, ’cause I’ve seen otherwise (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VZsMY15xeU and my comments here . Recalling that his first set of numbers to “average” were 1, 2, 5 and 20 makes me cringe again. That’s okay, he’s Bill Gates’ favorite teacher… it’s the revenge of the nerds, all right.

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