Episode 005 – Crystal Kirch

Show Notes

This week Ken chats with Crystal Kirch about her experiences with flipped classroom. Crystal is a #flipclass pioneer and an active board member for the Flipped Learning Network.

Crystal discusses reflective blogging, her early experiences with flipped classroom, the WSQ method and more. Be sure to look for Crystal’s book which was released last year. I also apologize for confusing this book edited by Jason Bretzmann with the book by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams which Crystal did contribute a chapter to.

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(also note URL error says 004 but this is 005)

The Questions

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Links Mentioned


Ken’s Take


Quote from Crystal during the podcast.

You are never going to have 100 percent of students on board when you are doing something different and when you are doing something that I think challenges them a little bit out of their comfort zone. it is not an environment where students can be passive consumers of knowledge, they are really forced to engage at a more deeper and active level.

Music Credit

The music (titled Aloft) clip at the start and end of the podcast is copyright by Kelly Walsh and used with permission.

Podcast Logo Credit

The image of a microphone used in the logo for our podcast is courtesy of Eric Harvey.

Featured Image Credit

Photo by Tamarcus Brown on Unsplash

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