East Jackson Middle School math teacher Tommy Palmer has been operating his fourth block classroom this year in a rather unorthodox way. He decided to “flip” his classroom of seventh graders. It’s a method of teaching that uses technology to move students away from the former way to learn in a classroom to a different perspective.
Palmer, who holds an associate degree in computer science, a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s in mathematics with an emphasis in secondary education, said his experience in the engineering world afforded him “the ability to make the impossible possible” when it comes to teaching.
The students say its effective. Most of them raised their hands when they were asked if math was a difficult subject for them in previous years — and all of them raised their hands when they were asked if learning math in Palmer’s flipped classroom was easier.
For the full story, see the April 2 issue of The Jackson Herald.
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