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Local Article on the Flipped Classroom

Adria Amos is a friend of our family and a columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel. She recently wrote an article about a Knoxville teacher who is using the flipped classroom successfully: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/oct/01/stem-teacher-uses-flip-method-to-put-classroom/. Enjoy.

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The Flipped Classroom

During class we have had several discussion and comments on the “flipped classroom”. Speaking as a parent whose children’s math skills passed me up in the 8th grade, I think the idea of the flipped classroom is brilliant. My kids bemoaned the frustrations they had with homework nightly. Their frustrations weren’t with having to do homework, well perhaps it was a bit, they were simply lost and had to wait until the next day to clear up their questions and learn a new lesson. It was very helpful when we discovered Kahn Academy and began to use the videos as supplemental instruction when they were lost in their homework. they certainly helped. If my kids were offered a trial flipped classroom, I would encourage them for sure. Here is a link to a blog article talking about the pros and cons of the flipped classroom: http://www.teachhub.com/pros-and-cons-flipped-classroom#