So far the blended model of the flipped classroom seems the best.
I create vodcasts of each lesson and then have the flexibility to use them as a stand alone lesson or a tool to manage absences, lates or otherwise. The vodcasts are simple, easy to make and periodically have some errors in them for the students to pick up on. I only do one take as my workload this year is particularly large. Furthermore, in Alberta, our class sizes have reached ridiculous sizes and are averaging close to 40 students.
Last week was our parent teacher interviews. I spoke to many parents who have watched the vodcasts alongside their child in an effort to support learning. I hadn't considered that would happen. The parents are happy to learn the science and help along the way.
I hope to continue building my library of vodcasts and try a true flipped class next year!
Check out my Chemistry vodcasts on my YouTube channel at
Chemistry Vodcasts Playlist