I have been working with blended learning since the 2nd half of last year. Through that time I have faced many challenges, including keeping students engaged, focused, and interested in the blended component. I have tried both a fully flipped classroom and a more blended approach (videos in the classroom and/or at home). Today I think I was able to find the happy medium by giving students a variety of choices in their learning. Each choice would achieve the same goal: the students learned the material. There's more to this that I'll explain later. I was just SO excited when I saw my classes engaged and on task almost ALL day long.