One of my colleagues, a high school science teacher, has been doing this for a year and he’s very pleased with the improvement in student engagement and performance. He uses podcast to record and distribute his lessons, because almost all students can listen to it thru their smartphones or mp3 players while commuting. This allows him more time during class to review or focus on whatever the students are not clear about.
What is the flipped classroom?
A reversed teaching model that delivers instruction at home through interactive, teacher-created videos and moves “homework” to the classroom. Moving lectures outside of the classroom allows teachers to spend more 1:1 time with each student. Students have the opportunity to ask questions and work through problems with the guidance of their teachers and the support of their peers - creating a collaborative learning environment.