Teaching Tip: Flip your classroom

This tip is based on feedback from 338 students across four Los Angeles college campuses.

Nothing can replace the meaningful, organic dialogue of an in-person class, but it’s also not uncommon for in-person classroom dynamics to intimidate and silence shy students (or students with minority perspectives or uncommon lived experiences). Combining online learning with in-person learning can bring out the best in all types of learners.

“Flipping the classroom” refers to the practice whereby an instructor posts recorded lectures and readings online as…