The #Flipclass on NPR

I was given a unique opportunity today to join our local NPR host on a show entitled The Trend. The first half of today's show was about new classroom models popping up around the city and I was invited to represent the flipped classroom. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity.

Erinn Jankowski

Two other teachers joined me from school. Erinn Jankowski and her co-teacher Heath Harrington run a pilot program called the Center for Community Outreach (CFCO). Their purpose is to have high school seniors working with local non-profit organizations on a wide variety of projects. It really is an amazing class and you can read about it here if you're interested in learning more about it.

  It was a great time talking on the program about the flipped classroom and how we need to adjust our teaching philosophy to allow student choice and autonomy. I was proud to represent the teachers that are working so hard to provide better education opportunities for students across the country. If you would like to hear more about the flipped class and Erinn's CFCO, you can listen to the entire show online.

One thought on “The #Flipclass on NPR

  1. Mr. Bennet your students are very lucky to have you as a teacher. They have an amazing experience of learning the powers of technology and putting them to use. I listened to your interview and enjoyed hearing your outlook on the way you teach your classroom. Technology is a way to connect with them and allow them to engage in activities and projects. Freshman are hard to teach because they are sometimes looked at as young adults. I can honestly say I don’t remember anything from my freshman year of high school because I was only bombarded with material that I needed to learn. I was only told that I needed good grades because this is when it all started to count towards my future. Not many kids at that age even know what they want to do with their lives, so it is very intimidating. Anyways, I think what you are doing in your classroom is excellent and I hope the flipped classroom gets spread even further through out the education systems.

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