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.

Extend the Learner

Extend the learner

No matter how good teaching may be, each student must take the responsibility for his own education.

JohnCarolus, SJ

The Fourth Phase: Extension

In the previous chapter, the third phase of the lesson plan format, Engage the Learner, was discussed. This chapter will focus on the fourth phase of an effective lesson plan for learning in the block, Extend the Learner. This phase lasts approximately 20 to 25 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 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. During this phase, students need to clarify and reinforce what they have learned by organizing, synthesizing, analyzing, and evaluating what they have ...

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