Discussion Question 1:
This module introduces instructional models which may be unfamiliar to you. Have you
had any experience with these approaches in the classroom or in another setting? Explain
your experiences, and discuss how understanding and being able to apply models and
methods of instructional delivery which facilitate effective teaching and learning will help
you in your current and/or future career.
I first heard about a Flipped Classroom model from a friend who was teaching a struggling high
school math class. He started recording himself teaching all of the lessons and then making them
available for his students online. He found that students, who are often glued to technology
anyway, were very receptive to the online instruction. With all instruction online, the time they
spent in the classroom could be used for individualized instruction or coaching with the topic
instead of a lecture. It is an intriguing model, but I never thought that I could pull it off with my
group of students. Then the pandemic hit.