By  on November 17, 2013

Flipped classrooms are becoming more and more common, both for in-person classes and in online learning settings. It’s a great way to shake things up, bring more personalized attention to your classroom, and put some of your technology to use. Flipped classrooms are one of the more popular trends we’ve seen since Edudemic was created, and it is certainly one of the most long- lasting. Other things have come and gone in the past few years, but flipped classrooms are getting even more and more popular.

If you’re new to flipped classrooms or have known about the concept for awhile but haven’t made the plunge, the handy infographic below takes a look at some of the basics of flipped classrooms: what are some of the advantages, why and how they work, and how both teachers and students are responding to the flipped classroom model.

What Is A Flipped Classroom

Flipping the classroom involves moving the lecture out of class – generally via the use of a video lecture that students watch at home on their own time.

Thus, teachers have class time to work on activities, problems, workshops, labs, and provide students with individual attention.

Why Flip The Classroom?

Besides the fact that teachers’ classroom time seems better spent helping students interactively rather than lecturing at them, there are a number of outcomes that make the flipped classroom a great idea.

  • Better student teacher interaction
  • Better knowledge retention
  • Improved test scores
  • Absent students can catch up easier
  • Instructional content always available
  • Improved student engagement
  • More personalized instruction for each student
  • Advanced students can move ahead more easily
  • Struggling students can receive the help they need

What Do Teachers Think?

  • 85% of teachers see improved grades
  • 30% connect more with students outside the classroom
  • 25% use class time to explore subjects more deeply
  • 23% said their classroom became a more interactive environment
  • 83% who have not flipped their classroom say they’d like to learn more
  • In one case study, failure rates in English, Math, Social Studies, and the 9th grade overall lowered by an average of about 30%
  • In the same case study, attendance went up, and disciplinary cases decreased

Is It Helping Students?

  • In one case study, 75% of student stated they preferred lectures prior to the implementation of the flipped model. After implementation, 90% said they preferred the new model
  • In another case study, the state exam pass rate increased from 30% to 75%, including 9 out of 10 special education students
  • At Purdue University, they see 15% less Ds, Fs, and withdrawls in classes that are flipped



Katie was a teacher, graduate student, and is now the lady who makes sure Edudemic is as useful as possible. She oversees the editorial process and is basically a Swiss Army Knife of solutions.

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