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Flipping the Classroom

Hi, Has anybody tried the 'flipping the classroom' teaching model/delivery style?? In his 2009 paper, Eric Mazur (2009) outlined his teaching delivery model that might be useful for the delivery of the adult learning. Essentially, Mazur conducts minimal delivery but instead provides the learners with problems to think about individually and then discuss in small groups. "provides frequent and continuous feedback (to both the students and the instructor) about the level of understanding of the subject being discussed" Eric’s theorem links in with a current buzzword in teaching practice titled ‘flipping the classroom’ essentially where the instructor gives the… >>>

How to create an environment that facilitates concentration.

Hello, I am interested in receiving feedback regarding how to create a classroom environment that foster's concentration. While each student holds their subjective needs for room qualities, such as ambient sound, color, etc. I am curious about insights regarding was to create an environment of concentration despite these subjective preferences. I am curious if there have been any strategies that have been utilized previously by other instructors that may garner functional ideas in this comprehensive question. Thank you for your consideration and input. Take care.

Language Barriers

Any suggestions on how to instruct and receive feedback from students with a language barrier?

Theory of Learning

I tend to support Howard Gardner's theory of learning. In my classroom I have been involved with many learning styles because I have older and younger students that require different classroom teaching strategies in the classroom. Some students have demonstrated strengths in some areas and some have not. Some of my students enjoy reading, standing in front of a class and providing lectures on certain topics, other student's enjoy computations, while others learn better with pictures and graphics. I try to create a medium for learning in my classroom. To my surprise it works because I use different tools and… >>>

Learning styles

I find myself constantly rewording and rephrasing a thought or concept to make sure that the different types of learners are accommodated in my class. I use models, draw picture and give real-world examples to cover all learning styles.


I love to use class groups to help the student keep the information they have learned and use it. I also like to use the students as teachers to help them process the information differently.

information to students

student need to take what they already know and apply it to what they do not know. giving the students a chance to do hands on work after they are given the lesion will help them remember the information and be able to apply it later on.

multi learning styles

I use a number of ways to get and keep my class's attention. I use the learning style I have used to receive my own education and the learning styles of my other classmates. I find it useful to use a number of ways to reach all the students.

brain function

when discussing the brain in class, my students are always amazed of how complex the brain is. do you think we will ever know the full function of the brain and what all it can do?

using students nees as learning tool

learning is good


we all have the ability to understand

learning process

students has a great ability to learn

hel[ping student retain course

student have the ability to retain useful knowdege

Strategies for At-Risk Learners

What strategies could you employ an as instructor to strengthen the probable success of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and/or those who lack the prerequisite work to be successful in college?

CT is bringing the skills together

Each of the parts of critical thinking are dependent on each other to properly and correctly come to the correct conclusions. Choices are free to all human kind to make, we get to chose. However, we do not get to chose the consequences of our decisions. Wise people, think through the short term and long term outcomes. The best that we can do is learn from our choices and those of others that have come this way before us. Too bad, as a country and society, we have forgotten the lessons learned from our ancestors. We will be bound to… >>>

Critical Thinking

Leaning how to think is an increasing need that has not been properly addressed in our education programs. It is becoming a lost art. Too much faith has been placed in the news media which has abandoned their ethics and values. I am sorry to say that we, as instructors, need to try our best to teach students how to think and undo this failure of the educational system.

3x5 cards

I like the idea of the 3x5 cards. I use to ask students to name ' 3+ topics' they learned during the evening. I told them this was a graded assignments. If i didn't give them this warning, they would not comlete the assignment. Best wishes, Ms. king

shared experiences

have found that when they share their experiences they connect the subject matter with their future career choices. If they have had a situation happen to them that is part of our subject matter the information sticks with them.

Do students successfully motivate each other?

Sharing classroom and academic expectations, students often have the capacity to serve as their own best support system.

Adult learning

I wonder how important it is to know which side of the brain you use more when it comes to the classroom setting and instructing?