Flipped Classrooms Gain Ground

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Five years ago, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams sent their respective students home with videos of themselves. Rather than assigning traditional homework, which most students could get tripped up on if they are not sure about a certain topic, the teachers gave students time in class, with their close supervision and help, to put their learning into practice. Whether Bergmann and Sams were the first to practice what’s now called “flipped learning” is probably unknowable, but they’re among its loudest proponents, having spoken at national conferences and co-authored the book, “Flip Your Classroom.”

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