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I tried the reverse teaching / flip the classroom teaching method with my Algebra students.   They were instructed to view a new lesson using the textbook's online video.  Students then worked a few practice problems.   I worked and explained the problems on the board as students checked their steps/solutions.  Students then completed a survey to share their opinions of the reverse teaching method.

  

1.  40% of the students answered the practice problems correctly. 

2.  Benefits noted by students:  "It makes the student think more"; "I liked writing my own notes so I could understand them"; "Teachers can just answer the things that you don't understand"

3.  Concerns noted by students:  "My grade might drop because I get too frustrated"; "When I looked back (at my notes) I don't know what I meant"; "You can't ask questions";  "The teacher could teach a different way"

4.  60% of the students did not prefer the reverse teaching method;  40% were undecided.

 

I spent about the same amount of time answering questions about the practice problems as I would have spent teaching the lesson.  Therefore, it was not an effective method to use for new concepts.  I would use this method again only for review concepts.

 

 

 

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I joined the Fliptheclassroom group.  I briefly shared my experience and is looking forward to reading about other experiences and opinions related to reverse teaching. 

Keep me posted on this. I would love to know if you get any brilliant suggestions from others who do this on a regular basis.
Loved reading the student responses. I find this so interesting. I would have assumed the students would like reverse teaching better than the traditional method. Thanks for sharing and making such a diligent attempt at reverse teaching!!

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