DB 022: Change Agent Jon Bergmann on Flipped Learning & The “Teach Yourself Anything” Challenge

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In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Jon Bergmann, one of the pioneers of the Flipped Class Movement.  Jon co-founded The Flipped Learning Network™  (FlippedLearning.org ), a nonprofit organization that provides teachers with the resources they need to implement flipped learning.  He received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching in 2002 and was named a semi-finalist for the Colorado Teacher of the Year in 2010.

Today, he talks to our Eva and Olga about what flipped learning is and how it can change the future of public schools.  He believes that using videos or other instructional content – often online – will help students master new ideas outside the traditional class setting and that it allows more strategic in-class time for group work and individualized attention.


  • The history, basics, and future of flipped learning.
  • When and how Jon realized that teaching is his passion.
  • Concocting the perfect mix between learning at home and learning at school.
  • How he prepares his teaching materials for his students.
  • Jon’s secret on making his videos interactive and effective.
  • What his hopes are for the future of elementary schools.
  • Jon’s journey from the classroom as a teacher to educational conferences as a speaker for Flipped Learning.


In this episode, Jon emphasized how the internet and online video has ushered in a new era of learning — where you can learn practically anything online.   This has the impact of re-imagining how classroom can function but it also empowers you to learn about any subject you are interested in at anytime.  This week, we are challenging you to “Teach Yourself Anything” — with your parents’ supervision, go onto Youtube or Google and find instructional videos on something you’ve always been curious about.  To inspire you to take the challenge, we created this amazing artwork that can be customized with your face and name, and it is 100% free to download. Click here to claim you free download

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