Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!! For most teachers, Sunday is a day spent planning out the next week. The flipped classroom lesson plan contains similar elements as a typical lesson plan, but it also has some very unique characteristics. If your administrator requires that you turn in a paper document, click on the picture to download a flipped classroom lesson plan template. It is a word document, so you can edit it as necessary. The flipped classroom, though, is unique in that your website is a lesson plan in and of itself. When I am planning out my lessons, each and every day is posted to the classroom website. One difference between traditional lesson planning and flipped lesson planning is the simple fact that I don't have to make 500 copies every Monday or Friday to prep for the upcoming week. I can create a button on the website that allows the student to download the necessary document for a lesson, and the student can manipulate that document in Google Docs or Microsoft Word. That document can then be e-mailed to me or printed out by the student and turned in. The video component of the lesson is rather simple: do a quick search online for the content that you are covering and see what is already out there before you begin to make your own. There is no sense in recording yourself standing in front of a white board lecturing, if you can find a professionally made video that takes the students on location with re-enactments and doctoral commentary. I build my lessons by selecting a "Required Reading" piece to establish foundational information, find a video to match the content, and then put that video into a TEDed lesson builder. TEDed allows me to incorporate questions into the lesson with a "video help" button to take student directly to the point in the video where that particular questions is addressed. I can also incorporate discussion questions, additional resources, and a final thought. Each and every day has the essential question posted. I set the lesson up as a blog so that the students can comment on their learning. I require my students to post a question based on their understanding of the material. The question can be something that they are still wondering about or it can be a question that might be on a test. Each student must respond to two of their peers' questions with cited responses. Each lesson is planned out to a depth that the typical lesson is not. For me, the bulk of my work is in the prep for the week; then the week is student centered and I become the guide or classroom facilitator. Check out a lesson by going to my classroom website.