How to make the most of the flipped classroom

Posted on February 15th, 2014

This article showcases several professors and explores their best practices for making their classrooms more participatory. For example, Lorena Barba, an associate professor at George Washington University, said, “I try to think about the projects I used to assign as homework and the ways that students would struggle with those individually at home, and think of a way that they can work on those problems collaboratively in class, with me there to guide them, ask questions and steer them.” Tyler Reimschisel, an assistant professor at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, said, “One key to flipping is that less is more. You can’t ask them to watch the video outside class, participate in class projects and then assign more homework. You have to narrow down to what is most crucial for them to focus on. So you may have to take some content out.”