Flipping History | The Thinking Stick - 2 views
In fact every time I have helped a teacher flip their classroom in the high school it has never involved videos. Instead it involves students actively finding information, making sense of it, and then coming to class ready to discuss with the teacher what they have learned, what questions they have and, what it is they still don’t know/understand.
It has been amazing the pushback we have received both from students and from parents on this flipped idea.
Students telling us they would rather listen to a lecture and powerpoint from the teacher then have to struggle through the mass of content out there to find the answer themselves.
Parents calling into question the idea that the teacher isn’t “teaching my child” and the frustration their child is having to “find the right answer.”
Both of these comments scare me....a lot!
As an employee of my school I am very concerned about the notion of what good learning (not teaching) looks like in a world that is filled with information that is chaotic, messy, and ever growing.