Sharon Curran Preston · Manager, Service Delivery at Facebook (no direct link)

As a parent of a 16 year old boy who has a flipped math class I can tell you first hand that the flipped classroom is horrible. Why actually teach when you can record a video once and then sit at your desk for the rest of the year and blame the kids who aren’t asking you enough questions during the “classwork” time in class? Or better yet, tell them to ask their equally lost peers. My very social son sits in class and talks to his buddies for the entire period while the teacher helps one, yes one, of his classmates. How the hell is this teaching? Yes it is my son’s fault for not “applying” himself but come on people. What do you expect of high school kids?! If you leave them in an unstructured environment all year they aren’t going to learn anything. The flipped classroom is a joke.

February 20 at 12:19pm

AND SEE:
Email from an NYU student on his experience with a flipped classroom
The digital natives are restless (Tweets from the front)
Tweets from high school students in flipped classrooms
“Our goal”
Wrong track
Flipped classrooms (and more) in IUFSD