You may have heard about the “flipped” classroom. This instructional strategy requires students to think for themselves. Students learn the lesson at home using some sort of well-developed, guided lesson that is typically electronic (podcast, vodcast, video, etc.). Students then bring questions and concerns to the classroom for classmates or the teacher to answer. The strategy provides teachers with the entire class time to dig deep into a content statement with students. Check out two teachers that are doing this in Colorado ( and a high school in Detroit that has implemented this strategy schoolwide ( This strategy is great to help teach content to greater depths of understanding as required by the CCSS. Like any teaching strategy though this is not meant to be used for every lesson, every day. This is just one more method of presenting information to students in a way that will keep them interested.