Do you think that in a flipped classroom, you actually have more control as educators? Tell me what you think.
I agree with Jon - the best thing we can do for students is to prepare them for what lies ahead. The problem is - NO ONE KNOWS what lies ahead! What we do know is that no one is going to sit them down and teach them like they've learned to do in our old classrooms. To be competitive, they will have to be much better learners that that.
-- Alvin Toffler
I have less control, which is the way I like it.
I'm using a mastery approach with pretty much only essays and larger performance assessments as my summative assessment vehicles (not quite full PBL but pretty close). The mastery model allows me to use a coaching model with the students; in other words, I coach them into becoming better writers, which often includes: "take your essay back, rewrite the topic sentences so that they more closely support your thesis and review the MLA Style Guide so you can fix up your citations and works cited page; then resubmit it, so you can meet these standards." The students who are resilient and want to do well are showing more growth than my students have traditionally shown.
"If you don't trust the people, you make them untrustworthy." --Lao Tzu (trans. Stephen Mitchell)
About how many students are you averaging in your English and History classes at Clintondale?