Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning

by Jonathan Bergmann


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Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning by Jonathan Bergmann

Teachers view homework as an opportunity for students to continue learning after the bell rings. For many students, it's often just the dreaded "H" word. How can educators change the way students view homework while ensuring that they still benefit from the additional learning it provides? It's easy. Flip the learning!

In Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, Jonathan Bergmann, the co-founder of the flipped learning concept, shows you how. The book outlines

  • why traditional homework causes dread and frustration for students,
  • how flipped learning—completing the harder or more analytical aspects of learning in class as opposed to having students do it on their own—improves student learning, and
  • how teachers can create flipped assignments that both engage students and advance student learning.

Bergmann introduces the idea of flipped videos, and provides step-by-step guidance to make them effective. The book also includes useful forms, a student survey, and a sample letter to send to parents explaining the flipped learning concept.

You want your students to learn, and your students want learning to be accessible. With that in mind, read through these pages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416623724
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date: 04/17/2017
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 788,334
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Case for Flipped Homework
Chapter 2: The Hallmarks of Good Flipped Homework
Chapter 3: Flipped Strategies for Educators
Chapter 4: Assessing and Grading Flipped Homework
Chapter 5: Strategies for Schools, Administrators, and Parents
Chapter 6: Tying it All Together
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know who the audience is supposed to be for this book - it expects that reader to be both an expert teacher and a novice at the same time and spends a lot of time trying to convince the reader flipping is a good idea and not very much time explaining how to do it. The author amends many of his examples of flipped learning by saying something to the effect of "or just see how it works for you - everyone is different." That's fine but if I knew how it worked for me then I wouldn't have bought the book... I wanted more examples of how different teachers have integrated this teaching style into their classrooms! For example, the author talks a lot about making videos for students to watch as their flipped homework (which seems to be extremely important to the flipping process and the only option described) but then doesn't provide any further information on where to find videos, how to make your own videos, what good videos have, how to improve your videos, etc. The only section that deals with the actual creation of a video is a one page checklist of very obvious qualities - like it's quiet where you record. Also, there are not concrete examples of how to flip your classroom without using technology beyond "or you could give them a printed reading." I was so excited to get this book and I'm really interested in the flipped model but it was such a let down.