Are your students seeming apathetic, disconnected, and discouraged? Teachers all over the world are observing this as schools are lifting pandemic restrictions and full-time, in-class learning is resuming. Thankfully, Mandy Rice from Teach on a Mission is here to show you how to “flip” your classroom model in order to make learning more meaningful for students and make your teaching life more sustainable.
What is a flipped classroom? Essentially, students in a flipped classroom receive their content at home, usually through instructional videos. They then come to class ready to engage with the content in high-level ways. All that practice they used to do without teacher or peer support is now done in class. And because the teacher isn’t doing much in-class lecturing, they are more free to make connections and work with their students!
So take a listen as Mandy explains why she and other teachers have adopted the flipped classroom approach. She will also show you where you can go for help getting started. This may be just the method you’re looking for to engage students in learning and be the teacher you truly want to be!
Tune in now to hear:
- [00:50] Caitlin welcomes Mandy Rice, host of The Sustainable Teacher podcast, who has come to talk about the flipped classroom.
- [02:00] Mandy gives some details on her background in social studies teaching and her current job helping teachers live sustainable teaching and personal lives.
- [03:40] What is the flipped classroom? Mandy explains how the flipped classroom differs from the traditional classroom.
- [04:00] In a flipped classroom, the content delivery comes at home and the practice and the harder parts of learning happen in class.
- [05:40] Mandy discusses why she chose to flip her classroom model.
- [07:50] Mandy shares other teachers’ reasons for wanting to flip their classrooms.
- [10:40] How the flipped classroom helps teachers to reach students in this post-pandemic world. Many students today are feeling apathetic, disconnected, and easily discouraged. The flipped classroom helps teachers to be more present with their students during class time, making more connections and giving more support.
- [11:50] How the flipped classroom mimics the natural learning we do outside of school
- [13:20] Think about your own classroom and which at-home and in-class activities students engage in. Would it be helpful to swap those?
- [15:20] Want some help in using some of Mandy’s ideas? Click here to sign up for a 1-hour training session that will give you lots of support in creating videos for students and setting your students up for success.
- [16:00] How a flipped classroom can not only provide students with a more authentic learning experience, but give you more free time at home.
- [18:00] Things are so hard for teachers right now. It’s so important to remember your “why” and focus on your wins!
- [21:00] Follow Mandy at teachonamission.com, or use her “teachonamission” handle to find her on social media like Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and TikTok.
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