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
Chapter 6: Too Much, Too Fast: Maintaining an Engaging Pace
Too Much, Too Fast: Maintaining an Engaging Pace
Why would someone leave beef, chicken, or pork to soak in a marinade before throwing the slab of meat on the grill or in the oven? Clearly, the resident chef is working to make the slab of meat both tasty and easier to chew.
Much like unmarinated meat, complex content in a science or mathematics classroom can lack flavor and be quite difficult to chew and swallow. Therefore, complex content should be covered with flavorful experiences that make the science and mathematics ideas, concepts, or topics more emotionally, behaviorally, and cognitively appealing, while at the same time making the content easier to mentally swallow and digest. At the same time, the ...