Skeptics raise questions about flipped classrooms: How many subjects are really appropriate for this technique? How does it work for students who don’t have computers at home to watch videos or who live in chaotic conditions that make it impossible to absorb new material? What about teachers who deliver inspiring classroom presentations? Won’t students lose something if those lessons are put on video?
But supporters of the flip say teachers are finding ways to flip classes of all kinds — even gym class (where teachers send home explanations for what students will be doing in class and then just let the kids do them during class). And they say there are ways around the other problems. For example, teachers can create other materials for students take home, or offer computer time at school to watch the video.