Making sure the Flip isn’t a Flop

After doing reading on “Flipping” a classroom and talking with peers like Celeste–who has also taken on the task of Flipping part of her Language program–I have decided to make sure I post the four lesson videos.

With the videos I would like to create them with just the screen and with me in front of the camera.

Also, after reading blogs like The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture, I will put a lot of focus on making sure that the time freed up with the flipped videos is used wisely in the class.

Documenting and creating follow up reviews with students, parents, and myself.


With Class Dojo I am going to change up the system and do the next two months in which students can only give each other Class Dojo points (I cannot and students cannot award themselves) and compare that to the findings I have found so far. Upon the students feedback and reading Michele’s comment, I also think I am going do this within the parameters of grouped work.

I am also going to be reflecting on my last bit of research.

I also plan on blogging at least 4 more times before the April face 2 face meeting–if I write something down, I have a much better chance of following through.

Until then…..







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3 Responses to Making sure the Flip isn’t a Flop

  1. Jan Campbell says:

    I love your “flip/flop” analogy Jesse, but I don’t think any new learning model can flop in the right context. We all need to experiment with new methods of teaching to engage our learners. The trick is to reflect on the process collaboratively to ensure the application and extensions of the learning are fulsome and engaging. Good luck with the task at hand!

  2. Jesse,

    The more I read about Flipped Classroom learning the more it points two areas
    1) How do you use this new class time to follow up on the what was learned in the video lesson.
    2) How do you create videos that both engage and focus on the learning outcomes.

    Some great thinking going on here:

    I am excited to follow your class dojo work.

  3. Hi Jesse,
    this is great stuff, here and as Justin has pointed out, I think one of the most valuable things about the flipped classroom is what you do on the other side of the learning, i.e. in the classroom.

    I’ve been blogging a bit about MOOCs, and I think that you should check that out as well, because while they are great for open learning and self-pacing, they are missing something: “Unfortunately, for many learners, MOOCs lack the possibility of mentorship and close guidance that comes through the building of a meaningful relationship between student and teacher. ” (Matt Levinson,

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