In our schools, students have grown accustomed to the traditional methods of instruction where the teachers stand in front of the class lecturing the same thing to all the students present. Then, just at the end of the class, students are given homework to reinforce the learned concepts at home where they get little or no added support. As a result of this way of teaching, students are just “passive” listeners on the receiving end of a one-way communication process that encourages little critical thinking. In order to change this trend of passive listening, teacher around the globe employ technology to implement a blended learning method that “frees up” class time for collaborative activities by shifting lectures out of the classroom and on the internet. This method, known as a "flipped" classroom, combines the benefits of direct instruction and active learning to engage students in the educational process. The flipped classroom model was pioneered by two chemistry teachers, Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams, who inverted the traditional teaching methods by delivering lectures online as homework and moving activities into the classroom. By flipping thier lessons they were able to spend class time working directly with students on more engaging activities giving them support and hands-on instructions. There are many ways that a classroom can be flipped, but the underlying premise is that students review lecture materials outside of class and then come to class prepared to participate in instructor-guided learning activities. In the presentation I will explain the flipped classroom model and compere it with the traditional classroom. We will look at what the flipped classroom enables the teacher to do as well as discuss the benefits of the flipped classroom for the students. Lastly we will look at how I implemented the flipped classroom and made it work for my elementary students.