Teachers will receive: Learning Challenge lessons that are relevant and timely, on topics that interest and engage students Detailed lesson plans and activities for running Learning Challenges in their classroom Full-color activity cards to accompany each lesson

The Lesson Activities

Chapter 2 The lesson activities
Jill Nottingham James Nottingham

2.0 Overview

The lesson activities in this book are all designed around the Learning Challenge. They make use of dialogue strategies such as Mysteries, Ranking, Opinion Lines, and Venn Diagrams. This chapter gives a very brief overview of some of the approaches. For a much more in-depth guide to the Learning Challenge, we recommend The Learning Challenge by James Nottingham (2017). For a deeper insight into the other strategies, we recommend Challenging Learning Through Dialogue (Nottingham, Nottingham, & Renton, 2017).

2.1 Mystery

To help get your students into the pit—and then out again—we have recommended many techniques. Mysteries are perhaps our favorite.

A Mystery is a problem-solving activity based ...

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