Laura A. Diaz ____ Teach Write

TEACHER, AUTHOR, EDUblogger "I want to (read and) write books that unblock the traffic jam in everyone's mind." ~J. Updike

The 2 most powerful flipped classroom tips I have learned so far


“One fine day early Fall of 2012, I took this question with me on my walk from my office in the University of Texas at Austin tower to one of the largest auditoriums on campus.

I was visiting Stealth Flipper’s class, a large enrollment (n=400) Humanities course for non majors, called Introduction to Ancient Rome. Stealth put all pre-recorded lectures online for students and required them to watch three to four, 20 minute lectures per week. In class, Stealth used several innovative strategies, such as mini lectures, clicker questions, guided large class discussion, and Peer Instruction.

Within the first few minutes of arriving, as I had to jockey for a seat, the answer to my question seemed pretty clear. I wrote the following statement in my notebook: “Yes! Students will attend even when the lectures are online!” and I took the above snapshot as proof.

Now, as I think back on this, I ask myself – “So what? Is attendance really a measure of how well a course is going?”

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Turn to Your Neighbor: The Official Peer Instruction Blog

Won’t students skip my class if my lectures are available online?

This is a question that comes up often in the world of higher education, where class attendance is usually not compulsory.  One fine day early Fall of 2012, I took this question with me on my walk from my office in the University of Texas at Austin tower to one of the largest auditoriums on campus.

I was visiting Stealth Flipper’s  class, a large enrollment (n=400) Humanities course for non majors, called Introduction to Ancient Rome.  Stealth put all pre-recorded lectures online for students and required them to watch three to four, 20 minute lectures per week. In class, Stealth used several innovative strategies,  such as mini lectures,  clicker questions, guided large class discussion, and Peer Instruction.

Within the first few minutes of arriving, as I had to jockey for a seat, the answer to my question seemed…

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4 comments on “The 2 most powerful flipped classroom tips I have learned so far

  1. JennySmithk857
    May 31, 2014

    Thanks again for the blog post.I’ve been meaning to look into this flipped classroom business I keep hearing about.

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  2. Carlos D.
    May 31, 2014

    This sound like a fun way to do class. Thanks for the helpful advice.

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  3. Johnb504
    May 25, 2014

    Hello, love your posts.

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  4. Dylan
    May 25, 2014

    I like the info you provide in your posts. I will bookmark your blog and check again here regularly.Best of luck!
    Dylan

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