In "flipped learning," students watch podcasts of their teacher's lectures on their own time and spend their time in the classroom applying what they've learned at home. This allows students to learn at their own pace by watching the lecture as many times as they need. Schools that have applied this method of teaching in all their classrooms have seen their failure rates drop dramatically.


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  • raja nand

    medical student

  • beth

    I have taken college math classes and it is great. You can watch a second time to get what you might have missed. It is so great. Class time becomes a great time for questions and moving forward.

  • James SAT prep math trainer

    I hope we can apply this to SAT prep

  • Stuart Young

    What a brilliant idea - so simple! So many online marketers have adopted this approach over the last few years to great effect. About time the education system cottoned on. Well done!

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    this is an awesome teacher with a ton of passion! the only issue I can see (and it's a big one) is the access to the technology needed in more economically disadvantaged areas... however, when there's a will, there's a way! love the passion! and the idea!

  • Christine Weber

    It seems like there is a ton of commitment on the teacher to be flexible. How are the core components that the students need to learn "demonstrate that they get" determined? How are these expectations presented to the students and parents? How are they confirmed as learned in a traceable manner?

  • Adina S

    This is so timely! I just blogged yesterday about my learning and excitement about this model - and the changes I've made in my teaching ( - and then here I find this video in my email today. Synchronicity!

  • Grandpa

    "...but a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature, which leads to a perception of knowledge as being composed of factoids, partial information devoid of context." Fahrenheit 451. Have watched the kids select the answers by elimination without either learning or retaining concepts and context.

  • joyce

    Great idea but how does this work for inner city schools? Many of the students in inner city schools do not have access to the technology required for after school learning. Do you have an example of how this could be done for these students?

  • Gé Mol

    To continue with the work what we are doing and use this tool when posibble

  • JG

    Incredible idea! I LOVE it! So many thoughts about why it's great, but one I'll select is the notion of students being able to replay concepts and learn at their own speed. That's better for both the slower learners, who are often left behind and soon give up trying to keep up, as well as the brighter students, who get bored and also give up. I'm sure it has issues, like whether kids do the work or not, but that's true in traditional settings, too. Plus... can't argue with proven success! Try it, see! And I'm sure many of the lectures, especially on more rote stuff, can be shared and reused, so it brings down the amount of work required of teachers, who can then spend their time on the hands on stuff, like preparing for intelligent questions and deepening understanding once students absorb the basics and it leads them to wonder about other stuff that comes to them.

  • Erin

    I myself as well as two of my children have a lot of trouble with the traditional learning environment in public school. I am so inspired by this man who's taken a different approach to learning and makes it education accessible to everyone!! THANK YOU for stepping out and doing something different!!!

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  • Learn more about "flipped learning" or the "flipped classroom."
  • The Khan Academy has revolutionized learning by providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Watch this interview with founder, Salman Khan.
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