I have been teaching nearly half my life (!) and flipping for almost 3 years. However, I still feel insecurity and uncertainty from time to time. Can't imagine what this is like for newbies! In this journal page you can see my struggle to establish routines and patterns for my Social Studies class. Basically, that's the model I have adopted this month and I plan to write more about it in here soon.
* inspired by a very true and very sad story
As Jon Bergmann concluded, "Flipped Learning is a way to foster greater student ownership of learning while at the same time valuing and encouraging curriculum." I can liberate class time from nearly all direct instruction, and I can avoid the pitfalls of textbook reading assignments (valuing and encouraging the curriculum); my students can gain ownership of learning with meaningful activities under my supervision like role-playing, document analysis, individual research tasks, etc.