Sunday, December 22, 2013

Teacher Tuesday: Shakespeare and Flipped Classrooms by Folger Education

Flipped classrooms are getting a lot of buzz right now. Can the model be used to successfully teach Shakespeare?
In a flipped classroom, instruction is offered during homework time (often in the form of short videos online), and teachers focus more on implementation activities while students are in the classroom.
Advocates say that students engage more with the material, have more opportunities to ask their teachers questions, and take more ownership over their learning with this model. If a student doesn’t understand an instructional video the first time, he or she is able to watch it again. But some critics say that this model creates problems for students who don’t have access to technology outside of school.

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