The flipped class sounds great, but…
“I have too much content to cover. I have little time to integrate active strategies.”
“I don’t have time to redesign the whole course.”
“I know interactive learning strategies work, but I don’t know where to start.”
“I’ve been teaching the same course for years. It works. Why flip it?”
“I teach large classes. There are only so many strategies I can use.”
During the past year and a half, I’ve been traveling around the country facilitating faculty development workshops, leading breakout sessions, conducting instructional coaching sessions, and serving as a keynote speaker for conferences. On all of these journeys, I talked with faculty and listened carefully as they asked questions about creating engaging classes for today’s college students, integrating technology effectively, and how to keep up with the latest research on the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Every time I visit a campus, I am inspired by the faculty members’ stories, experiences, and ideas. I learned something new during every visit, especially about the challenges we all face trying to implement new teaching and learning strategies. I continue to learn and reflect, often writing about my thoughts and experiences in The One Takeaway blog series hoping to continue the conversations and push our thinking in new directions.
In all of my travels around the country and in all of my interactions with educators over the past 15 years, I have learned that we all want to create engaging classroom experiences that inspire creativity, encourage innovation, and enhance learning. We want to attend workshops, participate in webinars, travel to teaching conferences, and read the latest publications about teaching and learning topics. But there are only so many hours in a day…
These challenges inspired me to team up with Reify Media to offer a new resource for busy educators called Flippable Moments™. In my work, I have been on a mission to expand what we mean when we “flip” our classroom. I use the acronym FLIP which means to “Focus on your Learners by Involving them in the Process.” When we think about the flip in this way, it opens up a whole new world of ideas and possibilities. It’s not just about videos. it’s about how we spend time with our students.
So what exactly are flippable moments?
Flippable moments are moments in your class when you flip the focus and switch from lecturing at your students to involving them in some type of interactive learning experience. You don’t have redesign your whole course or spend hours searching for new teaching strategies. You can flip a MOMENT in class and better reach your course goals and enhance student learning. Every class as at least one moment that can be flipped. The challenge is to figure out what to DO in those moments to enhance learning and encourage interactivity.
Flippable Moments™ is the place to look for ideas! Flippable Moments™ is an online membership resource for educators who are looking for strategies, tips, and resources to engage students and enhance learning. Many of us are always looking for new ideas to add to our classes to engage students and encourage interactivity.
When you become a Flippable Moments™ member, you receive a new flipped strategy delivered to your inbox every month! No need to spend hours searching online for ideas. No need to wait to attend a conference, workshop, or webinar to find a new strategy. Each month, you will receive a 2 minute “how to” video which you can watch anytime, anywhere.
When you sit down to plan your class, you can browse the list of online resources and find the perfect flipped strategy to add to your next lesson. As long as your membership is active, you will be able to access the full collection of flipped strategy videos and receive access to our exclusive list of resources and worksheets.
Take a look at the Flippable Moments™ web site. View the free flipped strategy video. Browse the FAQs. We hope you’ll become a member and join a growing community of faculty and instructors who are re-defining education and inspiring others to raise expectations for what it means to teach effectively in today’s classrooms!