Category archives for Innovation

Why Flipped Classrooms Fail

“I tried Peer Instruction and it didn’t work.”   As a champion of the popular flipped learning method developed by Eric Mazur, this phrase always hits me hard when I hear it from fellow educators. And I do hear it. Over the years, I’ve run into many different accounts of experiments in innovative teaching and flipped […]

Next Door Innovator: One Math Teacher Working to Help Thousands Learn Better

Next Door Innovator is a Turn to Your Neighbor (TTYN) series on educational innovation inspired by Deborah Solomon’s New York Times column, Questions For. We engage in short conversations with educators, students, and others doing clever work to gain their insights about relevant topics. In this post, we feature TTYN reader and math teacher, Geoffrey Slack. Mr. Slack […]

Next Door Innovator: An Interview with Eric Mazur, Developer of Peer Instruction

At Turn To Your Neighbor, we constantly search for new ways to showcase bright ideas and innovation in education. As part of this venture, we have started a new interview series called Next Door Innovator.  Our inaugural interviewee is Professor Eric Mazur, developer of Peer Instruction. Julie Schell: Where was your last education-related speaking engagement and what were you speaking […]