Jerry Blumengarten Invented Flipped Classes

Jerry Blumengarten is Cybraryman1 on Twitter

Jerry Blumengarten is Cybraryman1 on Twitter

Jerry Blumengarten flipped classes long before it was called flipping. A walk with Jerry, @Cybraryman1, at any education conference is a lesson, whether you’re walking with him, or just in ear shot. I recently suggested bringing a card table to an event to just let him sit and talk with anyone, who passed or stopped by. Jerry would do it, too, but he wouldn’t even charge a Lucy from Peanuts fee. I affectionately refer to my friend, Jerry Blumengarten, as the 6th Beatle.

While I can’t verify the 6th Beatle part, yet, Jerry has seen and done most things in education, and he has stories, and web pages to prove it. There are very few like Jerry in this world. So,  even if Jerry Blumengarten didn’t invent flipped or inverted classrooms, he was doing it with students well before we began talking about them, and at a time when it was just called good, creative, experiential teaching. If you don’t know Jerry, you need to discover this education gem. Watch and listen to the joy of a master teacher–@Cybraryman1–in this short Flipped Classroom story video.

Ken Royal

Ken Royal is an educator with 34 years of classroom/school and instructional technology teaching experience, as well as a blogger on all things education and education technology. Teaching accomplishments include: 4-time district teacher of the year, Connecticut Middle School Teacher of the Year, as well as Bill and Melinda Gates award for Technology School of Excellence. He is an Education storyteller. Follow @KenRoyal on Twitter.
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