Flipping the classroom is in essence about classroom time being the quality time for exploration of ideas and concepts through discussion/debate/practice rather than time spent accessing information through reading/research/watching videos etc.
The idea in essence is fantastic and as a teacher I love the idea of classroom time being utilized for the exchange of ideas/thoughts/skills and putting knowledge into practice. Unfortunately this concept relies on students taking responsibility for their learning and doing their research/reading/viewing in their own time either in their lunch hour or homework time when they have access to computers and Internet.
There is a great blog called The Flipped Coach which Is a site dedicated to flipping the classroom in coaching and physical education and is well worth exploring visit
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