The flipped classroom: Gimmick or the future of education?

10/12/2011 | NPR.org

Some teachers have transformed their methods with flipped classrooms, in which lectures are presented via videos that students watch at home. The model appears to be catching on in Indiana and other states, where teachers report being able to cover more material and work with students one-on-one. "Several teachers I've talked to say they've run into the same problem: If you're not prepared for it, you run out of stuff to do, because you've never been able to deliver that much content in a year," said teacher Troy Cockrum.

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