What is a flipped classroom?

Create a Video

It all starts with a teacher doing what they do best – explaining a concept. Except this time they're doing it on video, either by simply explaining a concept on camera, or using screen capture tools.

Share It With Students

The video is then uploaded for students to watch before class, letting them learn on their own terms and at their own pace, from any device. They can pause, rewind, and rewatch – they're in complete control.

Spend Class Time Differently

As the students have already learned the material by watching the video, time in the flipped classroom can be spent applying their knowledge with engaging activities and personalized teacher support.

Why flipped classroom?

With the teacher at the front and seats in rows, the classroom has barely changed in the last century. But we now know that there's no “one size fits all” approach to learning – and the flipped classroom model brings together advances in education and technology to provide a personalized, engaging learning experience for every student – whatever their learning style, pace, or ability.

News and Updates

Latest Flipped Institute News

May 13, 2013
“Don’t threaten innovation with ...

Principal Greg Green is renowned for flipping his school, Clintondale High School in Michigan. The impetus for him was the 2009–2010 pass rate for students at…

April 8, 2013
Student perceptions of the flipped ...

We’re always interested to hear about new research into flipped learning and we recently caught up with Graham Johnson, a high school teacher…

What are people saying?

Greg Green headshot

When a teacher flips their classroom they allow all students the opportunity to learn in a fully supportive environment. They provide a level playing field for all of their students.

Greg Green

Principal, Clintondale Community Schools

Valerie Becker headshot

Flipping gives us more time for inquiry and problem solving. It also helps students take ownership of their learning, become independent problem solvers and collaborators.

Valerie Becker

Educator, West Tisbury School