So far so good on an AP US History Flip classroom. I am amazed how much 1 on 1 interaction that I am now able to have with my students with the spectre of lecturing off of my back. While I believe I had a great classroom environment before, it is even better now. I also think kids appreciate that fact that I am trying to do something different.
Students reactions have been pretty positive...but some are unhappy because...gasp...they have to apply knowledge in class. It was easy before...sit and listen to a cool presentation by myself, be entertained, and learn some historical facts. Now, with more class time for higher level activities, kids must apply knowledge.
Finally...this week has given me one the great benefits of a flipped classroom...giving my students one on one feedback on essay writing. It has been so great to be able to work with each one of them and give them specific feedback on their writing...why haven't I been flipping all along????