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 people to learn at their own pace by watching the lecture wherever and whenever they have time, and by watching it as many times as they need to. Schools that have applied this method of teaching in all their classrooms have seen their failure rates drop dramatically.
If you’ve ever wondered how my online classes work, I use this “flipped learning” model, which works as well for busy parents and professionals as it does for high school students. You watch or listen to a video class on your own time—whenever and wherever you want, as many times as you want—and then we meet live (online or on a phone line) to discuss and integrate the teaching, and to ask and answer questions.