CLINTON TWP., Mich. — Clintondale High School Principal Greg Green was featured on CNN’s education blog, “Schools of Thought,” for utilizing a “flipped classroom” approach to education.
In a blog post special to CNN, Green explained how teachers at Clintondale record their lectures using software donated by a local company. Students watch these lectures outside of school hours and then work on “homework” during class. According to Green, this gives students access to teachers when they are needed most, when students are actively processing the material instead of when they are receiving it.
In the 18 months Clintondale has been using the program, the student failure rate has fallen by a third, according to Green.
CNN.com, “My View: Flipped classrooms give every student a chance to succeed” Jan. 18, 2012
Michigan Education Report, “Teacher reverses lecture/homework format,” Oct. 6, 2011