The flipped classroom is an approach where lectures are posted online as videos (called screencasts) for students to watch as homework thus freeing up time in class for more enriching activities. I have been a math teacher for 45 years. Six years ago I began implementing the flipped classroom approach to teaching. Since that time my role as a teacher has changed from a lecturer who sometimes facilitates learning to a full-time facilitator who assists students to take responsibility for their own learning. My students became more actively engaged in their learning and I as the teacher have much more individual contact with my students. Now that I do not have to lecture in class I have the time to create a more student-centered, collaborative environment.
This short series of 12 essays will give the reader real-world tips on how approach the implementation of the flipped classroom. These essays are highly recommended for the teachers who are considering flipping their classroom but have not yet begun.