Driven Learning and Teaching in a Flat, Flipped, Mastery-Based Classroom is a teaching model and mindset; details are presented in the film below.  Thanks dearly to the students, teachers, and interested people who make this site a living, breathing space for the exchange of important ideas about preparing students for life in the 21st century.  Please begin your exploration of the concept by viewing the overview of the philosophy.  The model uses inquiry-based learning in a hybrid educational environment.

The instructional model created by Travis Macy is based heavily on Daniel H. Pink's Drive: The Surprising Truth Behind What Motivates Us, the Flipped/Mastery Classroom model of Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, the work of Karl Fisch, and Philippe Ernewein's Flatter Classroom.  More information on teacher/student roles (below) and partnering is available in Prensky's Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning.

Roles of the driven 21st-century student:



Technology user and expert

Thinker and sense maker

 World changer


Teacher’s roles as facilitator and partner:

Facilitator, coach, and guide

Goal setter and questioner

Learning designer

Context provider

Rigor provider and quality assurer

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