Freetech4teachers has recently cautioned about introducing the flipping model. http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/04/three-questions-to-consider-before-we.html
Rather than introducing a full-flip model, we just need to rethink homework. What do we want students to be doing at home? What would your best student be doing at home? Here are some thoughts
- Consolidation – quality, not quantity
The third of these – preparation is where flipping comes in. We want our students to be preparing for lessons in advance by reading ahead (or watching videos). Surely if our students have a basic knowledge of the content that can be filled out in class, they will benefit.
What are your thoughts? Do your students read ahead?
One other thought on homework is that my best students actually spend time correcting their work and finding the parts of content where they do not completely understand.