Five Reasons Against The Flipped Classroom

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Since the beginning of time it has been tradition, when a student attends class they sit at a desk with an open notebook, a pencil in hand, quickly scribbling words while they listen to the teacher trying to move the lecture along quickly within an hour. For some students, they can’t write fast enough to keep up with the quick lecture, or they need assistance with homework but don’t comprehend. Traditional classrooms have been the only way of teaching for many years, until technology made an appearance. Since technology has become a hit, will teachers continue choosing the traditional classrooms? Perhaps they will experiment and use the technology, although the traditional classrooms have many advantages, students and teachers would benefit from a flipped classroom, considering, the class would not be focused around the teacher. When the class is fixed around the teacher, the teacher tells the students specifically what to learn, how and when to learn it, what assignments to complete, and to show that they have learned. This way of teaching is useful, yet it causes students to be easily confused, frustrated, and wanting to give up, especially when trying to do homework at home with nobody to help if needed. Students shouldn’t…show more content…
Jason Krueger, Founder/President at StratoStar and author of “Five Reasons Against the Flipped Classroom” (http://www.stratostar.net/blog/five-reasons-against-the-flipped-classroom/), writes about the disadvantages of flipping a classroom. Krueger states that a variety of teachers are choosing not to participate in the flipped classroom system because “this mode of operation relies heavily on the principle that students are self-motivated (Par.4). Teachers could evaluate where every student is in their education and could even group them appropriately, it would develop somewhat tricky to make certain every student is learning at a steady pace
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