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‘Flipped’ learning: Homework at school, schoolwork at home

LA School Report | November 17, 2015

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By Roxana Kopetman

Students sit down for homework, plug in their earbuds and turn on their cellphones. And they don’t get yelled at.

Because they’re actually working.

Their history class, at Esperanza High, is part of a small but growing trend in education. The teaching method, “flipped” learning, is catching on in Orange County and beyond.

Here’s the basic idea: On the night before class, students watch a video of a lesson, which typically includes a short lecture from their teacher, at home. The next day in class, students do the work they otherwise would’ve done at home, getting help from teachers as needed.

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