This book provides teachers with a four-phase lesson planning framework and numerous teaching strategies to build higher-level thinking skills and increase student learning in extended class periods.

Entice the Learner

Entice the learner

Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning.

Eugene S.Wilson

The First Phase: Enticement

An effective way to design a lesson plan for learning in the block is to follow a format that has four phases, each varying in time from 10 to 25 minutes. The first phase, Entice the Learner, lasts approximately 10 to 15 minutes and is grounded in the facets of a brain-compatible classroom as outlined by Williams and Dunn (2008) and discussed in Chapter 2, specifically facets 2, 4, 5, 7, and 9. The purpose of this phase is to make students aware of what they already know about a topic or subject and then help them foster adequate prior knowledge so they ...

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