In “How A Flipped Classroom Actually Works“, a teacher describes her implementation of the Khan Academy-inspired “flipped classroom” model of instruction.
The question that has been on my mind since then is this: Is home education the ultimate implementation of the flipped classroom? Specifically, does allowing kids to learn something on their own time at their own pace, with someone they trust and knows will love them always, even if they don’t always get the right answers, and then reviewing it with them and doing activities around the topic when they’re more comfortable with it, add up to a better learning experience?
Based on my anecdotal evidence at home, and the fact that home education is growing at a rate of 7% per year with over 2 million children being home educated, I believe it does. There has to be something to it, or there wouldn’t be so many families sacrificing second jobs, time, and even paying into a school system they don’t even use anymore on top of the costs they pay for private tutoring and other learning tools.
Watch the video and see the infographic below. Make your own conclusions.
- Home Education: Transparency or Bust! (littleseedsacademy.wordpress.com)
- Fixing Education Starts at Home (pacificbullmoose.wordpress.com)
- The Costs And Procedure Of Home Schooling (betsyb.blogspot.com)
- Flipping the Classroom: An Introduction (onlinecollege.org)
- The Kindle as classroom-killer? (teleread.com)
- Flipping tradition on its head (timesoftexas.com)
- The Flipped Classroom -newly invented – but used in Austalia 20 years ago (julieboydeducation.com)
- Liberating the Classroom for Creativity – Khan Academy (annmic.wordpress.com)