From the article on Five Time-Saving Strategies for the Flipped Classroom
" Quoting Dr. Richard Swenson’s work, Hyatt defines a margin as “the
space between our load and our limits. It is the amount allowed beyond
that which is needed. . . . Margin is the gap between rest and
exhaustion. . . . Margin is the opposite of overload...... the idea of creating margins also applies to the flipped classroom. I
often hear comments like “The flipped classroom takes too much time,”
“I don’t have time to devise so many new teaching strategies,” “It takes
too much time to record and edit videos,” “I don’t have time to cover
everything on the syllabus,” or “I don’t have time to redesign all of my
courses.” I also hear “I tried to flip my class, but it was exhausting;
so I quit.”
If these comments sound familiar, it might be helpful to create
margins in your flipped classroom. Here are five recommendations for
building margins into a flipped learning experience that will be
successful for you and your students:"
Read the entire article here.