Jon Bergmann co-wrote the book on the "flipped classroom" — using video to help students master new ideas outside the traditional class setting.

Why you should listen

Jon Bergmann is considered one of the pioneers in the Flipped Class Movement -- in fact, he co-wrote the book on the Flipped Classroom, available from ISTE Press in June 2012. Bergmann believes educators should ask one guiding question: What is best for my students in my classroom?  To the best of his abilities he has done this in his two-plus decades as a high school science teacher. He received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching in 2002 and was named Semi-Finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year in 2010. He blogs at flipped-learning.com.

He is the Lead Technology Facilitator for the Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, Illinois.

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Jon Bergmann’s TED talks

Quotes from Jon Bergmann

If I filled the Earth with blueberries, I would have the same number as atoms in a grapefruit.
Jon Bergmann
TED-Ed • 309K views Apr 2012
Informative, Fascinating