The Flipped Learning Network recently
released the following “Four Pillars” that
teachers must incorporate to create a
“Flipped Learning” experience:
1 Flexible Environment. Educators can
create flexible spaces in which students
choose when and where they learn, as
well as flexible timelines for learning and
2 Learning Culture. The Flipped Learning
model deliberately shifts instruction to a
learner-centered approach where class time is dedicated to exploring topics in greater depth and
creating rich learning opportunities.
3 Intentional Content. Educators use Intentional Content to maximize class time in order to
adopt methods of student-centered, active learning strategies.
4 Professional Educator. Professional Educators continually observe their students, providing
them with feedback relevant in the moment and assessing their work. Professional Educators
are reflective in their practice, connect with each other to improve their instruction, accept
constructive criticism and tolerate controlled chaos in their classrooms.