For me, the flipped classroom isn’t just about recording videos of lectures for students to watch before class. That’s one way, but there are so many more creative and engaging ways to flip a class. In my work, the FLIP means to “Focus on your Learners by Involving them in the Process.” When you FLIP, you intentionally invert the design of a learning environment so students engage in activities, apply concepts, and focus on higher level learning outcomes when they are with you in the classroom.
Learning and teaching in flipped and active learning environments creates both excitement and anxiety because it requires a different set of skills and attitudes for you and for your students. Your students need to learn how to handle uncertainty, take ownership for their learning, and work collaboratively. If unprepared to learn in this environment, students may resist the approach, become defensive, or reject the process altogether.
As the instructor, you need to learn how to manage the “messy” process of teaching in a dynamic environment. It also means recognizing which skills you need to develop as a facilitator, knowing how to support students, and learning how to design active learning experiences to engage students. If unprepared to teach in this environment, you may become frustrated or overwhelmed leading you to abandon the approach before you’ve had a chance to see the impact on learning and retention. It’s a shift for both you and your students.
This shift changes the whole dynamic of the learning environment and introduces a new set of challenges many students and instructors are unprepared for.
So, how do you do it? How do you make the FLIP work for both you and your students? How do you organize the flipped classroom so it’s not chaotic or out of control? What can you do to address student resistance? And, where can you find more ideas for teaching strategies to add to your course to keep it new and interesting?
These are the questions I’ve been examining over the past five years as I’ve traveled to colleges and universities in more than 30 states across the country leading workshops, speaking at conferences, and listening to thousands of faculty share their experiences.
As a result, I developed this self-paced online course and created a 4-part framework to help you figure out what to FLIP, how to organize a successful flipped learning experience, and how to create strategies to engage students and improve learning.
Why it’s important to define the FLIP and where to look for flippable moments.
How to decide what goes “in” and “out” of the classroom.
How to organize your flipped lesson and design effective pre-class assignments.
How to design engaging in-class learning experiences.
How to enhance your skills as a facilitator and become “actively passive.”
How to create an assessment plan for your flipped classroom by aligning the learning outcomes, active learning strategies, and assessments.
Examine why students might resist the FLIP, how to address common concerns, and strategies help students overcome their resistance so they can succeed in the flipped classroom.
Advice on managing your time, avoiding burnout, and how to prevent feeling overwhelmed in the flipped classroom.
One of the most frequently asked questions about the flipped classroom model is, “Where can I find new teaching strategies to add to my class to engage students? I’m always using the same ideas and I need to mix things up!”
Believe me, I have spent HOURS searching the Internet just to find teaching strategies to add to my classroom. And then I get frustrated because I have to spend MORE time figuring out how to adapt the strategies and make them appropriate for my students. Most of what I find are activities for children who are much younger than my students or training and development strategies designed for small teams of employees.
That’s why I’ve included the Flipped Strategies Library as a special bonus for you. The strategies can be adapted to any course in any discipline. When you’re ready to go beyond “think, pair, share” then it’s time to browse the Flipped Strategies Library to find your next idea!
The Library includes a collection of more than 100 flipped strategies you can use in your class to engage students and improve learning.
Each module includes worksheets, templates, and articles you can download for your personal use. But, sometimes it’s nice to have one place to take notes, write down your ideas, and reflect on how you’re going to apply what you’re learning. That’s why I created the FLIP Kit!
The FLIP Kit gives you a centralized place to record your thoughts as you complete the course. It’s easy to print, take notes, and file for future reference. Just my way of making your life a little bit easier!
As a student (and future alum!) of the FLIP It! course, you receive lifetime access to the private course discussion forums and the exclusive LinkedIn group. Ask questions, share ideas, seek advice from other students in the course.
This is a great way to leverage the support of a community of colleagues who are just as excited as you are about providing valuable learning experiences for students. And, it’s a wonderful way to give back, share your own experiences, and offer advice.
Educators who are already teaching using the flipped classroom model but are looking for tips, advice, and new teaching strategies to make the experience even better!
Educators who tried it or who are already teaching using the flipped model, but maybe it’s not working as well as you’d hoped.
Educators who are curious about the flipped classroom model but haven’t tried it yet. If you haven’t flipped your class, you are not late to the party by any means!
For about the same price you pay to attend a conference, (without the hassles of going through security, checking a bag, and catching a cab!) you will receive:
This is a self-paced on-demand course featuring a series of video modules. Each video module is 25-40 minutes and includes:
30-day money back guarantee: I want you to be satisfied with the course. However, if the course is not helping you meet your goals, you are eligible to receive a 100% refund. In the event that you decide your purchase was not the right decision, within 30 days of purchase, you can request a refund. Learn more about the refund policy.
"I came in to this workshop thinking the flip was just another fad. I was wrong. The concepts of Dr. Honeycutt's model associates flipping as a philosophy of teaching rather than as a teaching gimmick. The strategies I learned have already helped me increase student engagement in my class."
"I have been using various constructivist methodologies for nearly two decades, and while I have grown to be very, very comfortable with the “loose” structures that characterize this approach, I have struggled around how to create a coherent architecture for a class. Dr. Honeycutt has solved this problem for me. This model has given me the framework I needed to build the logic model for any class. I have been using it consistently with great results. Needless to say, it was one of those pivotal moments for me, providing tools that will influence my career for many years to come."
“I am in awe at Barbi’s level of knowledge and passion for advancing professionalism in teaching. Her ability to be highly creative and an “outside the box” thinker was instrumental to me and my goal of improving my course.”