Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day
Jonathan Bergmann & Aaron Sams
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About This Book
It started with a simple observation: Students need their teachers present to answer questions or to provide help if they get stuck on an assignment; they don’t need their teachers present to listen to a lecture or review content.
From there, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams began the flipped classroom: Students watched recorded lectures for homework and completed their assignments, labs, and tests in class with their teacher available. Bergmann and Sams found that their students demonstrated a deeper understanding of the material than ever before.
Learn what a flipped classroom is and why it works, and get the information you need to flip your own classroom. You’ll also learn the flipped mastery model, where students learn at their own pace.
Once you flip, you won't want to go back!
(Copublished by ISTE and ASCD)
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Reviews and Testimonials
Flip Your Classroom was a ForeWord Book of the Year Award finalist in the adult nonfiction education category. ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards program highlights the most distinguished books from independent publishers each year; this year’s finalists were selected from 1,300 entries in 62 categories.
"In Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student In Every Class Every Day, a pair of experienced teachers, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, come in from the trenches to present a new approach to teaching that shows great promise as an effective way to use modern technology to revolutionize classroom instruction.”
—Darroll Hargraves, communications/management consultant, School and Community Resources, Wasilla, Alaska
(Reprinted with permission from the May 2013 issue of School Administrator magazine, published by the American Association of School Administrators.)
"Throughout, [Bergmann and Sams] maintain their passion about serving students, of putting kids at the front of every decision and ensuring the technology choices follow the learning goals. They are open-minded, experimental, and truly innovative in all the right ways… They take care to offer clarity of direction, to be nuanced and open-minded, allowing for nuance and for variety."
—Jonathan Martin, education writer and consultant, Tucson, Ariz.
(This review appeared in the 21k12 blog.)
"Chapter 4 is...one of the best how-to chapters I've ever read on an education related topic. I had a clear picture of the steps I needed to undertake if I wanted to start flipping my own classroom."
—Marsha Harding Ratzel, middle school math and science teacher, Prairie Village, Kans.
(This review first appeared on MiddleWeb.com.)
"Flip Your Classroom is a strong pick for those looking for ways for technology to revolutionize the classroom and enable students to succeed at higher levels."
—James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief of The Midwest Book Review, Oregon, Wisc.
(This review first appeared in The Midwest Book Review.)
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About the Authors
JONATHAN BERGMANN believes that educators should ask one guiding question: What is best for my students in my classroom? To the best of his abilities, he has done this in his 25 years as a high school science teacher. He received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching in 2002 and was named a semifinalist for the Colorado Teacher of the Year in 2010. He is currently the lead technology facilitator for the Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, Ill. He is the father of three teenagers and is happily married to the love of his life.
AARON SAMS has been an educator since 2000. He received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching in 2009 and cochaired the committee to revise the Colorado Science Academic Standards. He regularly turns off all his electronic devices to spend time with his wife and three children, and he highly recommends implementing “unplugged Sundays” for those who struggle to power down and spend time with the ones who matter most. Sams holds a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry and a master of arts degree in education, both from Biola University, Colo. He is currently a classroom science teacher in Woodland Park, Colo.
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