At Clintondale High School just outside of Detroit, principal Greg Green has been implementing a new kind of curriculum called the “flipped school model of instruction.” According to Tina Rosenberg from the online edition of the New York Times, “teachers record video lessons, which students watch on their smartphones, home computers or at lunch in the school’s tech lab. In class, they do projects, exercises or lab experiments in small groups while the teacher circulates.”

Read more: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/turning-education-upside-down/

I have been using a version of this “flipped” model with elementary students and have found that descriptive and immediate feedback greatly assists student learning and improves teacher effectiveness. I would love to know if other educators are using variations of Green’s model. Please feel free to comment here.

Resources for Implementing the flipped classroom:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/11/all-that-teachers-need-to-know-about.html

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