Flipped Educator Spotlight (Video Interview): Mickie Gibbs

In this installment of the Flipping Learning Network’s Educator Spotlight, Crystal Kirch interviews educator Mickie Gibbs teaches eighth grade math in Arab (pronounced A-rab, long “A”) Junior High School in Arab, Alabama.

Mickie began flipping her class in 2014 and quickly jumped into the #flipclass community through Twitter and through sharing on her blog.  Over the last several years, she has continued to refine her practice and make her flipped classroom an engaging and effective experience for her students.

Come and explore how homework changes, how time spent in the classroom changes, strategies, challenges, and successes with Crystal and Mickie! Below the video is a list of all of the questions and topics explored in the interview.

TIME SAVING TIP!  If you open this video directly in YouTube and scroll down and click on “Show More”, you will see a list of questions with “time tags” at the start of each question. You can just click on those little book mark time links to jump to that section of the video!

  • Tell us about yourself
  • What do you love about working with your students?
  • How did you get started with flipped learning?
  • How did you go about figuring out how to make the videos?
  • How did work in the classroom change for you and your students?
  • What do you think has been your biggest success coming from this change? What has it really changed for your students?
  • Has anyone else “jumped in” to flipped learning with you?
  • How have you gotten connected with people outside of your school regarding flipped learning?
  • #flipclass on Twitter and the Monday 8 PM EST / 5 PM PST flip class Twitter chat
  • What advice would you give to someone who is newer to flipping?
  • What sort of strategies have you used to help ensure that students engage with the videos?
  • How else has your class time changed because you don’t have to deliver the instruction during class time?
  • What are next steps as you continue this journey of flipped learning?

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1 Comment

  • Great to see and hear Mickie after following her for a couple years on Twitter and the blog!
    I especially appreciate your consideration of different levels/motivations for student groups, and the acknowledgement that flipping doesn’t have to be for everybody. Still, hopefully your new-teacher colleague will keep warming up to the idea!

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