Ask the FLN Podcast Episode 025 – Flipping Physics With Jonathan Thomas-Palmer

--Originally published at Ask the Flipped Learning Network

In this episode, Ken joins Jonathan Thomas-Palmer to discuss his experiences in flipped learning. I would say that our conversation quickly transitioned to critical pedagogy and I for one really enjoyed it. (My apologies for taking so long to publish this, it was recorded back on November 29th, 2018).

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About our Guest

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Thomas-Palmer, all rights reserved.

Jonathan Thomas-Palmer is probably best known for his Flipping Physics videos – his YouTube channel has more than 5 million views. Jonathan is a former mechanical engineer with 17 years of high school physics teaching experience . His flipped journey began by video taping his own classes in 2001, and Jonathan now teaches part-time to keep up the workload of producing an original video every week.

Jon is famous in the flipped learning community for his Flipped Physics videos where you can see Jonathan teaching Billy, Bobby and Bo. Read much more about Jon (mr.p) and the boys in the “About Us” page on his website. His physics videos are truly amazing and an excellent resource for both students and teachers. Jon also creates many videos to help teachers (and students) use flipped learning in their classes, check out the section on “flipping” on his web site. I had the distinct pleasure to collaborate with Jon as well as three other teachers (Audrey McLaren, Nicole Avon and Ray Lu) in the creation of one of those videos: “9 ‘Dos’ for Making Engaging Flipping Videos” You can see that video below and then follow through for more excellent videos on flipped learning. https://youtu.be/vzsGPgRuYNY You can follow Jon on Twitter at @FlippingPhysics and jump into many resources on flipping your class and for great physics videos on his website at https://www.flippingphysics.com.

Photo of Billy, Bobby and Bo from Jon's Flipping Physics video series.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Thomas-Palmer, all rights reserved.

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Ken’s Take

My favourite quote during this episode is:

“The more decisions we make for the students, the less invested they are in their own learning and the more invested they are in their own learning, the better everything is going to go.” – Jonathan Thomas-Palmer

 

A quote from episode 25 of the Ask The Flipped Learning Network podcast.+"The more decisions we make for the students, the less invested they are in their own learning and the more invested they are in their own learning, the better everything is going to go."  - Jonathan Thomas-Palmer

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CREDITS

Music Credit

The music (titled Aloft) clip at the start and end of the podcast is copyright by Kelly Walsh and used with permission.

Podcast Logo Credit

The image of a microphone used in the logo for our podcast is courtesy of Eric Harvey.

Featured Image Credit

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Thomas-Palmer, all rights reserved.

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