How to test if your class is front loading or doing your ‘flipped homework’. Set the work the day before. Check how many have done the review work. Send those that have not outside. Line them up and get them to view the activity That is going on inside your class. Step back inside and ask a few questions and watch the excitement and the energy from those that have ‘ frontloaded’. Then step outside again and ask the waifs outside the class how they feel. Typical responses were: out in the cold; left out; what’s going on in there?
Get them all together again and reinforce the need to review the work before the lesson. Give them 10 minutes to dowload the work and read through. Continue with lesson. I will do this a couple of times to give a visual reinforcement of the new way of approaching their learning. Homework is now reviewing and front loading.