Encouraging Students in the Classroom

"How do you encourage students to actually do the pre-class work and come to class prepared?' 


Often times professors assign some type of homework, and there is always a group of students who do not come prepared to class. In order for professors to motivate students to come prepared to class ready to learn, they need to FLIP their classroom.  

FLIP stands for "Focus on your Learners by involving them in the Process."

In FLIP professors assign pre-class work that focuses on the lower levels of Bloom's Taxonomy (Understand and Remember) and in-class work that focuses on the higher levels of of Bloom's (create, evaluate, analyze, apply).