Flipped Classroom Exit Letters

I asked my students on the last day of school to write letters to next year's students, whoever they are. I took all of those responses, removed the common words, and then pasted all of the letters into Wordle. The assignment was: "Write a letter explaining how a future student can be successful in aRead More

Three Example Flips

In response to some emails and tweets I received on my last post, I decided to write three short examples of flipping that can happen at varying levels and content areas. Keep in mind, my experience is in high school science, and I am not, in any way, intending these to be used straight fromRead More

Redesigning Learning in a Flipped Classroom

A comment I hear frequently after a visit is, "That looked nothing like what I thought it would." It's a good place to start a discussion about the total redesign a flipped classroom brings. A major criticism of the flipped classroom is that lecture is given as homework, and homework becomes the new class work.Read More

No More Copies

We learn by emulating or imitating. To begin our frog dissections this week, I demonstrated proper cutting procedures on a frog. Students watched and then imitated my cuts. Soon, they were off on their own with a new skill under their belt. "Mr. Bennett, to get through the muscle, I made a pinch cut again"Read More