The Flipped Classroom: Lectures at Night, Homework at School

Getting schooled.
Dec. 10 2013 12:17 PM

Schooled: The Flipped Classroom

Can watching lectures at home and doing homework in school improve high school learning?

To listen to Schooled, Episode 6, use the player below:

Welcome to “Schooled,” Slate’s new podcast about education.

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Is school backward? In the latest education trend, “flipped learning,” students watch video lectures at home, and then do what is often traditionally thought of as homework—problem solving, writing, or hands-on activities—in the classroom, with personal assistance from their teachers. Who’s excited about this? Tech companies, app developers, and some teachers have eagerly embraced “the flip.” But other educators are skeptical. Is more screen time what our kids need? In this episode, I talk to Jonathan Bergmann, a teacher and educational technology advocate, and Frank Noschese, a science teacher and blogger who is skeptical of flipping.

Podcast production by Sally Herships.

Correction, Dec. 10, 2013: This post originally misspelled Frank Noschese's last name.

Dana Goldstein is the author of The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession, and a staff writer at The Marshall Project. 

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