What do you do when they don’t watch the videos?

“What do you do when they don’t watch the videos?” I’ve been asked this question a number of times by both colleagues and parents. The answer is given in the posted audio link.

Audio Link (download of mp3 required)

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6 thoughts on “What do you do when they don’t watch the videos?

  1. I love the idea of flipped classrooms – especially for high school students. You give them a lot of options to get the work done. I like how you call it a “party” where a group of students can come in the morning and view the videos together. Do a lot of students come to the parties? – Casey

    • It varies depending on the video. The longer the video the more likely students come to a viewing party. I’ve tried to keep my videos between 5-10 minutes which makes for about 15 minutes of total homework with the activities attached.

  2. This is an excellent idea. I wish this is how my teachers structured things in high school. Watching the videos on their own is great because they get to monitor their learning as they go. The parties are great for students who may need that group setting to focus better.

  3. This is a really interesting question, and I have imagine that my response would be: what do *you* do when they don’t read the book? Expectations for students don’t really change in a flipped classroom environment, even though things look a little different. I’m glad you’re so invested in teaching this way, keep it up!

    • I started with the flipped model last year and introduced it slowly (about 1 video a chapter beginning in our second trimester). I’m going to work on curating more content and introducing it earlier this year. I like the approach of slowly implementing as it is less daunting of a task for me to accomplish and I can get more student feedback on what they liked and didn’t like about the videos I made.

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