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 8: Building an Engaging Science or Mathematics Lesson and Unit
Building an Engaging Science or Mathematics Lesson and Unit
So what's next? Now that the recipe for engagement has been quite thoroughly covered, putting it to use in a science or mathematics classroom is the next task. Let's review: The recipe for engaging science and mathematics students contains six “must-have” ingredients.
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- Prime the brain. Stir.
- Sprinkle in the right amount of novelty. Continue to stir.
- Insert a good portion of relevance. Blend together with the content often.
- Pour into the big picture and mix together some more.
- Marinate for approximately 15 minutes; then stir once more.
- Allow to cook for two to three days, checking often for degree of doneness. Stir as needed.
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