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Flipping Utah Schools: Lessons At Home, Homework In Class

Last school year, teacher Pam Loveridge faced her toughest group of students yet. Within a few months, nearly 40 of her 200 middle school math students were failing — much higher than the normal two. She knew she had to do something dramatic.

 So she flipped her classroom at Butler Middle School in Cottonwood Heights.

Loveridge asked students to watch her recorded lessons on computers at home, and during class, they worked on assignments they might have otherwise done as homework. Struggling students got more one-on-one attention from her during class because she wasn’t busy lecturing.

Within seven weeks, only three of her students were still failing, she said. “The time in class was much better used,” Loveridge said.