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Get your students excited about science and math!

Are your lessons falling on unengaged ears? Maybe it's time to mix things up! John Almarode and Ann Miller provide numerous strategies and a model for developing engaging science and math lessons and units that captivate students, activate prior knowledge, and invigorate student interest by making lessons rigorous and relevant. Based on the latest brain research, this book includes: -Content-specific lessons plans and strategies for middle and secondary school teachers; -Useful forms and supplements for each strategy; -Examples across all areas of middle and high school math and science, including physics, algebra, and chemistry; -Lesson plan templates to get you started

Why Do We Need to Know This? Establishing Relevance
Why do we need to know this? Establishing relevance

This part of the recipe is all about relevance and how the brain craves a response to the infamous question, “Why do we need to know this?” Just as people will eat if they are hungry and the food in front of them is appetizing, the brain is more likely to engage with content if it is hungry for the content and finds the topic appetizing. Unfortunately, making a room ...

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