Summary of Flip Your Classroom

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In 2007, two Colorado high-school teachers changed the face of education forever.


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In 2007, two Colorado high school chemistry teachers, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, developed an ingenious pedagogical approach – a variation of the “flipped classroom” – that improved the educational experience of their students and caught on with other educators in Colorado and around the globe. The teachers also explain their groundbreaking “flipped-classroom-mastery” system in an unpretentious, easy-to-follow manual. Though the book doesn’t apply its method to corporate learning, getAbstract recommends this straightforward, clear-headed presentation of the authors’ approach to teachers in any setting.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the “flipped-classroom” approach involves,
  • How to expand it into the “flipped-classroom-mastery approach”,
  • How and why both these methods work,
  • What their benefits are, and
  • How to implement them in educational practice.


“The Flipped Classroom”
Enrique cannot keep up with his teachers. They speak too fast for him. He can’t take notes quickly enough to follow their lectures. He works hard but isn’t learning. Janice is a busy student-athlete. She runs track, and plays basketball and volleyball for her high...
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About the Authors

Colorado high school teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.

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