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Flipping Your Classroom in Six Easy Steps

  1. Plan: Figure out which lesson you’re going to flip. Outline key learning outcomes and put together a lesson plan.
  2. Record: Instead of teaching your lesson as usual, record a video. You can do this however you’d like, just ensure that the lesson contains all of the elements you would have if you were doing it in the classroom in person. Make it interesting and engaging. Ask yourself: would I want to watch this?
  3. Share: Share the video with your students. Explain that the video’s content will be discussed and used in class.
  4. Change: Now that your students have watched the lesson, they’ll be primed to delved into the topic in more depth than they would otherwise be. Go for it!
  5. Group: A great way to explore the topic is to engage the class in group discussions. Separate the students into smaller groups so that everyone’s voice has a better chance of being heard, and questions are more likely to be asked. Give each group a task and a goal to work towards.
  6. Regroup: Get the class back together to share each group’s work with the whole class. As questions, offer opinions, encourage discussion.

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