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Open letter to teachers - I need help in implementing the flipped learning

Paraphrasing Sir Ken Robinson on one of his talk in RSA "At the heart of education is teaching and learning" , change in education has to be bottom-up. I believe if we want better education , we need to focus more on the process of "teaching and learning" , which is the reason why students and teachers must be actively involved in education reform.

Since early this year , I've been working on implementing the flipped learning from the grass-root level as a student. This project led me to writing an open letter to teachers (http://faizulzuraimi.blogspot.com/2013/05/an-open-letter-to-teachers-my-name-is.html), delivered a speech in TEDxKL audition ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPPfL1fP0Sg) and started my own social enterprise (https://www.facebook.com/voicesofglobalstudents)

The reason why I'm still working on this is that the principal and the deputy principal in my school are also very keen on this project. However , after having an appointment with the principal , I was told that some teachers may see this approach as "Americanism" and some may see it as an assumption that they haven't done anything as a teacher so far. It's becoming evident that what we need is a dialogue with the teachers.

Given the fact that I haven't got any experience on flipping a class, I'm looking for teachers(especially those who have tried flipping their classroom) to have a dialogue with a group of teachers in my school who may be interested. You may contact me through my email address and I can direct you to the principal or deputy principal in my school. Implementing the flipped learning wouldn't be possible without your participation, as this is a very important missing part that needs to be pieced.

Do contact me on my email here : faizulzuraimi@gmail.com
and visit my blog at faizulzuraimi.blogspot.com


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    Sep 13 2013: Faizul, Look at the TED ED site .... flippedclassroom.org, go to flipped classes on the web and see there are samples of worksheets, lesson plans, FAQs, etc ....

    You do not identify a location of where your at or where you teach. That is important as the charge your fellow teachers have leveled at you for proposing "Americanism". In some places that could be the kiss of death for your project and even your career.

    You should find a place other than the USA where this was used and succeeded and avoid the examples of the USA using flipped.

    It is a shame that those teachers are not interested in the students and the benefits of the program .... instead of embracing a hate for a country. Is that hate also taught to the students?
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      Sep 18 2013: Thanks for your time to comment . Am currently am a member in the flippedclassroom.org . After a few discussions , I think the best solution would be an opening discussion with the teachers in my school with wikispace as the platformhttp://ktjflippedlearning.wikispaces.com/Flipped+Learning .

      Since my school is an international school , it is less likely that this approach would be seen as "americanism" , however my school principal was just concerned of its possibility. There are a number of learning institutions in Asia and some in Malaysia have started to flip their classes, so I can use that to substantiate my point. Perhaps the best way to resolve this is through dialogue.

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