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Peter Smythe listens to his students and actually changed his way of teaching. This is a great video hosted by AITSL which shows a secondary maths teacher working a flipped classroom model

The ”flipped classroom” method was introduced to Gungahlin College students in Canberra¬†last year. Feedback surveys suggest his students stop, pause, fast-forward, rewind and repeat his lectures several times – some even watch them backwards. A number of students have worked through the lectures together via online chat networks and many separate themselves into groups in class according to ability level.

Mr Smythe admitted the method separated his class, with some students surging ahead while others fell slightly behind. But he was confident it was a beneficial style for all his students.

”There will always be students who hit a barrier in your lessons but the problem with traditional teaching is that we can’t always wait for them to get over that barrier, so we just surge ahead,” he said. ”By giving these students time to get over that hurdle – which they can do by pausing and revisiting the clip – research has shown they can get over that hurdle, excel and catch up.

”At the end of the day, that is what our job is all about.”
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See the Gungahlin College Youtube Channel for maths videos