The Flipped ELT Classroom


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The Flipped ELT Classroom

  1. 1. The Flipped Classroom (in ELT)Click for more readings
  2. 2. A Question to BeginWhat would the flipped version of this conference be like?
  3. 3. It’s about this!
  4. 4. Schools Without WallsIt’s not about our teaching, it’s about their learning. Teachers have to learn to let go!
  5. 5. What is the Flipped Classroom? Instruction outside the classroom (video based learning) Practice (homework) inside the classroom
  6. 6. The Premise / The Promise
  7. 7. The Fisch Flip“ The idea behind the videos was to flip it. The students can watch it outside of class, pause it, replay it, view it several times, even mute me if they want,” says Fisch, who emphasizes that he didn’t come up with the idea, nor is he the only teacher in the country giving it a try. “That allows us to work on what we used to do as homework when I’m there to help students and they’re there to help each other.”Reverse Instruction / Inverted Classroom Karl Fisch
  8. 8. Two Fundamental Conditions1. The Teacher is “out of the way” - a self directed learning focus2. Access to Technology (video)
  9. 9. Efficiency
  10. 10. The Primacy of Video
  11. 11. Teach Yourself ThenLearn Together
  12. 12. A Comparison Flipped TraditionalLearner Autonomy Learner DependancyDifferentiated One size fits allAsynchronous SynchronousPerformance Based Knowledge BasedFacilitator model Authoritarian modelInductive Deductive
  13. 13. How can youflip - what you do?
  14. 14. 3 Possible “ELT” Models1. Flip Your Usual Lesson Plan2. Video Practice / Class Performance3. Practice Pals. Peer to Peer learning.
  15. 15. Flip Your LessonsUpside Down Lesson Delivery Activity. Why at the end? Class time Instruction only if needed at the end or on the fly Skill Work Instruction. Explanation. Why not the activity first?
  16. 16. Video + PerformancePractice with video and perform / use the language is classroom activities.
  17. 17. Individually | In Class SkillScrimmage• Watch The Video • Role Play / Task• Compare / Correct • Practice in new context (make a• Vocab. In Context P&J sandwich)• Repeatable • Formative Assessment
  18. 18. Peer to Peer Learning Practice PartnersStudents teach and practice with each other in theself study portion of the flipped classroom
  19. 19. Some Recommended Tools
  20. 20. Discussion
  21. 21. This isn’t Teaching!?No, it isn’t.That’s the point.It is learning NOT Teaching.
  22. 22. Students won’t do out of class workA very important criticism. However, ifdoing the out of class work is importantto their success with peers in theclassroom, they will more likely do thework.The other option is no out of schoolwork. Allot time for lab and self studywithin school hours
  23. 23. Not all my studentshave a computer or internet access Try to persuade your school to provide access and devices to all. Have extra devices in the classroom for sign out. Allot time for student self study at school.
  24. 24. I’m not that tech savvy!Don’t worry, you don’t have to be.You don’t have to make videos, curatecontent that is pre-made and availablepubliclyGive students control over the tech portion ofclass study – they’ll respond to responsibility.
  25. 25. How do you assess this?Easily. Use rubrics and better if they are developed with/by the students.Focus on alternative and performance based assessment, what the students accomplished and can do.Keep tracking sheets and records – let the students do the work by filling them out!
  26. 26. My class has too many levels for this to work!That’s precisely the greatest reason to use it!Students learn at their own level and sharing with each other actively in class.Other students are great scaffolds and mentors. Don’t underestimate your students as teachers!
  27. 27. Isn’t this too much work?Like anything, it takes time/effort to start up.But in terms of delivery, once it is started, it is vastly easier and less stressful than direct instruction. The pressure is “off” the teacher. In fact the pressure is “off” everywhere.
  28. 28. How do I start?Be the guide on the side NOT the sage on the stage.Ask students what they want to learn.Step back, make the students the focus of attention.
  29. 29. How do I start?Start with Production. Flip your lesson and deliver it upside down. In class they should “use” the language. Increase student talk time dramatically.Don’t get hung up on specific “outcomes”. Ask yourself, “are they learning?”.
  30. 30. How do I start?Start experimenting with your GOOD classes.Take a risk and give students the materials and see what they can do with the briefest of instruction/outline.Consciously rein your teaching in and imagine your class as a living space and not a working space.
  31. 31. Prompts"the function of a child is to live his own life — not the life that his anxious parents think he should live, not a life according to the purpose of an educator who thinks he knows best.““I’d rather graduate a happy street sweeper than a thousand neurotic prime ministers.” -- A.S. Neill
  32. 32. Prompts“the objective of education is learning NOT teaching.”“Don’t let your schooling get in the way of your education” Samuel Clements
  33. 33. Prompts"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth learning can be taught." -- Oscar Wilde“You cant learn in school what the world is going to do next year.” -- Henry Ford
  34. 34. Prompts"I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand.” Chinese proverb“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”
  35. 35. Prompts“Personally, I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” - Winston Churchill“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” - Albert Einstein
  36. 36. Prompts“The only kind of learning which significantly influences behavior is self-discovered or self-appropriated learning - truth that has been assimilated in experience.”- Carl Rogers“You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.”- Galileo Galilei
  37. 37. Prompts“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” - Mark Van Doren“The biggest enemy to learning is the talking teacher.”- John Holt
  38. 38. Prompts"The things we know best are the things we havent been taught.- Marquis de Luc Vauvenargues“If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. . . . If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.- Mao Zedong