Interrogate a Flipped Classroom

created by Bobby Brian Lewis

You created the best flipped lesson in the World.  You just presented the best mini lesson to your students and now, they are hard at work during your class.

What NOW? 3 Easy steps- Interrogate, Feedback, Action (IFA)

1. Interrogate your students, ask questions and find out what is working with your students and how you can improve. You can now assess what you did right and wrong on your flipped lesson and mini lesson. You can also connect with your students and lead them to discover new learning by extending the lesson or it is time for remediation. The Interrogation should take about 1 to 2 minutes.

2. Feedback, give your student positive feedback. (Instant feedback) Make sure your feedback is personal, not "good work."  Example- "Mary, I love how you did --------." " Mary , that is a great start to your writing or I love the ending to your story ". Just make sure your feedback is positive and personal. This should take about 1 to 2 minutes.

3. Action- Extend learning or its time for remediation with the information that your collected from the interrogation from step one. -INSTANT ACTION - Now, you must provide that feedback to extend learning or provide remediation for the student.  This should take about 1 to 2  minutes.

In a flipped or blended learning classroom, provides time for this type of differentiated instruction. Teachers should be able to interrogate several students each day ( less than 6 minutes per students).   The more you do this the faster you can provide this DI. I recommend keeping notes from each student's conference, this is differentiated instruction at it's best. This is also one of the big advantages of flipping or blending your classroom, teachers have time to connect with students and provide instant feedback.

Interrogate, Feedback, Action (IFA)

Try it out and let me know how it works. @usabbs

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Ask your student open ended questions not a question such as" Did you understand the lesson?" Ask higher order thinking questions. Assess your student to find out what they know and how you can extend the learning or review content.