For Teachers

General tips for developing flipped classroom


  • Make sure your students have access to the flipped classroom content.
  • For example, a student does not have internet access. You should think about an alternative option such as employing a USB or DVD.

Giving students training about “how to watch educational videos”

  • We can assume that most students have watched movies. But watching educational videos is something different.
  • Teach your student how to interact with educational videos in a meaningful way. This makes them reflect on the educational nature of the video content (This video may be helpful

Keep it short

  • Remember that the video’s length also influences the completion of pre-class tasks.
  • Generally, 10-20 minutes is an ideal length of an educational video.
  • If you really need a long explanatory video, chunk the video into two to three short clips.

Ensure the pre-class task is completed

  • Pre-class learning is the entry ticket to the flipped classroom.
  • In general, some students never do pre-class activities in any type of classroom.
  • Therefore, you should decide what sort of strategies you will use to overcome this as a teacher.
  • For example, creating an interactive video with embedded students’ tasks or at the end of the video give an achievable task to complete by a certain deadline or giving rewards to students who have completed the pre-class tasks.   

Clear and simple video

  • As a teacher, you are not expected to create a marvellous video made with a super-duper studio using high-quality recording devices.
  • But simple things can improve the quality of the videos, namely sit in a room with good lighting, ensure it is a noise-free area for recording and avoid using a distracting background.   

No need for perfection

  • As a teacher, you are going to deliver your teaching content as a video to your students in a meaningful way.
  • In your video, you should teach naturally and speak in the way students are familiar with. It is better to use a colloquial accent to grab learners’ attention.
  • Whenever you think about perfection, just remember how many of your actual live lessons in a classroom have been perfect. Probably not very many. Don’t worry about perfection.  

Start from small scale

  • You have the freedom to choose which scale you will flip in your curriculum; it may be one session or topic or unit or a whole module. 
  • But one recommendation for you is to start with a manageable scale and figure out how best place to flip it.
  • Another suggestion, if you are looking for a suitable session for flipping, find something that your students struggle with understanding the content.
  • It can be accessed by looking through your past experience with the curriculum.
  • For example, if your student struggles to understand the medical management for the patient with myocardial infarction. That should be your first flipped classroom session.