Why I Flipped my Classroom (version 2.0)

When I first started my flipped journey, I created this video to explain to both my pupils as well as their parents why I decided to flip my classroom. After 1 term of flipping, my perspective of flipping has changed a little and I have seen how powerful this strategy can be to change the way I teach to allow for better pupil-teacher relationship which led to engaged learning. My pupils are now active and collaborative learners. Even my weaker pupils are helping one another understand the concept (and this was on the pupils’ own initiative).

My first video was largely inspired by Katie Gimbar’s video. However, with almost three months of flipping experience under my belt, I wanted to share my own personal feelings and reasons for flipping my classroom. Thus version 2.0 of Why I Flipped My Classroom was born.

I actually took a long time creating this video. It was largely due to me having difficulties coming up with the right words to say. I really wanted to not only capture the essence of why I flipped my classroom but, hopefully, inspire others to try out flipped classroom for themselves.

I initially wondered if I was wasting time doing this. But today as I was listening to the Flipped Learning podcast #58 by Edreach.us. I was pleasantly surprised when I heard my video being mentioned (check out the podcast at the 6 minute mark) by Joan Brown (@digiteacher). It was validation that I was doing something right.

I hope my video will inspire you to try out flipped classroom for yourself.


One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s