If you are like most of your peers in higher education, you did not experience a flipped classroom as a student. Active learning is transforming classrooms. Both the spaces and what happens inside them are fairly new to most of us, and sometimes our students have had just as much experience with them as we have had.
That can be a scary situation for faculty and other educators who are used to having a good handle on not only their subject matter but also their classrooms.
Fortunately, you can get up to speed quickly when you have the right tools and resources at your disposal. That was the motivation behindFlipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty. This comprehensive resource includes evidence-based and classroom-tested practices that will give you the ideas and insight you need to flip a lesson or an entire course with confidence and authority.
This 200-page guide covers a lot of ground, including:
Where to begin if you’ve never flipped before
Ideas for flipping individual lessons in your existing courses
Ways to motivate students to prepare for class and to hold them accountable for pre-class assignments
How to engage students—even reluctant ones—in class activities
Ways to integrate moments of reflection and other individual practices into an active-learning classroom
Using small-group work
Handling the unique challenges of flipping large classes
How to assess learning in a flipped environment
Ways to use feedback to advance learning
Specific strategies for flipping online courses
How to identify and use appropriate instructional technology
Each chapter also ends with reflection and discussion questions as well as activities to help you apply what you learned. You will also find invaluable supplemental materials, including lesson plan templates, grading rubrics, and sample assignments.
Magna Publications products are designed to help education professionals gain insights and build skills that improve the student learning experience. We strive to bring readers timely, indispensable content that they can put to immediate use. When you are ready to try a new pedagogical approach such as flipping, you can find what you need with Magna Publications.