FLIP in 4 Steps
Contrary to popular belief, there is actually no “ONE way to flip a class” (Bergmann, 2012). However, after visiting flipped classrooms all over North America and talking with lots of teachers who have tried flipping across the globe, I have come to view the cycle of flipping as occurring through a common approach. Below, I synthesized this basic cycle into 4 best-practice steps. While there is certainly more to the method than this distillation acknowledges, I hope the sticky acronym can serve as a quick, simplified FLIP guide– whether you are using a Flipped 101 model (e.g. putting lecture videos online and having students do homework in class, see Bergmann and Sams, 2012) or you are using more innovative approaches, such as Peer Instruction. Special thanks and attribution to Josh Walker for the inspiration for this visual.