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Educators are constantly bombarded with the newest buzzword and trendy pedagogy. As head-spinning as this can sometimes feel, there are actually a few universal truths to Education that we all know — techniques as old as time. (Or in today’s case, approximately 2,400 years.)

Flipping your classroom is one of these examples. Shockingly enough, the concept is not entirely new. Like everything we teachers do, it’s a stolen-and-revamped lesson plan. This one just happens to predate Pinterest. It’s a variation on the Socratic Seminar.

Although I am not the first one to realize this, I imagine most teacher’s faces look…

Elizabeth Hermoso

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