An Oak Hills High School teacher is changing the way her students learn by making them operate in an entire different way. Mandy Rice has taken her Advanced Placement Psychology classroom and “flipped” the order of her students’ learning. “I’m embarking on a journey of flipping my classroom,” said Rice. “This means that what students would normally do in class, such as take notes, they now will do at home. What they normally do at home – practice, applying their knowledge – they will now do in class.”
Rice made videos of herself explaining the material, which she posted to YouTube and her Moodle (a Virtual Learning Environment where students can log in and do work) course. Students will watch these videos and take notes, then use the information from the videos directly in the classroom setting. “I’m very excited about this opportunity because I’m able to meet more one-on-one with students, monitor their progress more and work with students more when they need the help,” added Rice.