There is a good chance that you could be the first teacher in your school and possibly your district to flip. Regardless if your the first or not, you need to set your students and families up for success. As educators, it is critical to spend time in the beginning of the school year or semester to set expectations for your students of routines, homework policies, attendance, participation, etc. Depending on your age-level and subject area that list of “expectations” changes.
Facilitating a flipped classroom, we still need to follow the same procedures. I am a true believer in being honest, upfront, and open with students and families. Here is my laundry list of expectations and topics to review with students and parents about participating in a flipped classroom:
The students navigated through a few slides defining the flipped class, and defining my expectations. However, here is my first video lesson that was included in the presentation…