I had a conversation with one of my students this week and that was one of his comments. I tried to probe and ask why so I could get some more context and reasons behind it to find out WHY he was "sick of the videos". Here is what he said:
I asked him to think of his previous math classes and describe what his homework was like in those classes. In "Traditional" classes, the same thing could be said about practice problems from the textbook in math class
Some of my students really seem to struggle with that. They feel that because the videos are new and different, they have an even bigger right to complain about it. If I taught traditionally and gave them 30 minutes of practice problems to do every night, I really don't think I would hear complaints even though it would still be every night and "the same" thing over and over again.
I am trying to help my students see more and more how they can use the Flipped Classroom to take charge of their learning and manage their time. I want them to see that:
3) They can learn in other ways besides the videos. They can use the textbook, other online resources via Google, YouTube, etc to make sense of the content. When I find good resources that aren't created by me, I share them. However, the students can look for those resources themselves as well. They can take full ownership.
Do you hear similar complaints from your students?
How do you respond?
*This post stems from one conversation with one student. However, I am sure it applies to other students as well, so I do want to think through it and come up with possible solutions.