Byte-Sized #7

The idea of “flipping” a classroom is becoming increasingly popular these days. Relax, this does not involve heavy construction or anti-gravity, but rather teaching the class lesson at home (watching a short internet video) and doing the homework at school. Proponents say this allows for each kid to watch (or re-watch) the lesson at their own pace without pressure, and then allows the teacher more face time with the kids individually the next day in class as they practise applying what they’ve learned and answer any lingering questions. Contrast this with the one-size-fits-all approach allowed in the conventional model and you can see why some teachers and schools are very enthusiastic about the possibilities. Read about it in Monday Nov.28’s Globe and Mail.