Often I have been asked questions such as: What is the flip class formula? or Won’t you share your formula with us? So, probably this is as good a time as any to answer these questions and share the foreign language flip class formula once and for all. Here it goes…
There is no flip class formula….ta da!
I’m sorry! I really don’t mean to burst your bubble here, but that is the truth. I will share with you what I have done, but that is no formula that will fit all foreign language classes. In fact, things that I have done with one of my classes sometimes don’t fit in with the other.
You might have to customize my process quite a bit according to your teaching philosophy, your school and your students. The bottom line is: you must create your own flip formula = CYOFF. It takes time, dedication, preparation, organization, perseverance and quite a bit of work, especially the first year. So get your mind set for that.
What do you need to do to CYOFF?
The first and most important thing you need to do to CYOFF is research, research, research. Read about blending and flipping to come up with your own ideas, opinions and approach. Be organized as you collect resources. Try to group them into categories such as theory, ideas, tools, examples, etc. Some organizing tools I use are Scoop.it and MentorMob.
Here are some of my treasured CYOFF resources
You can view and read more resources here:
Alternately, to research my entire collection of flipped/blended resources go here
One last tip
Don’t just read/view resources from language teachers, read articles from any flipper educator. I have learned a huge deal from math teachers, chemistry teachers, science teachers, you name it!