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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Anticipation Guides

Posted by Cherita Williams in Academics  |  Post a comment

Students bring with them a myriad of ideas, opinions, and misconceptions about a variety of topics. One way to gauge their thinking is with the use of anticipation guides. Employing this metacognitive strategy allows you to informally assess prior knowledge while setting a purpose for learning; students will want to see if they were right. Anticipation guides can be used in any discipline at the beginning of a unit or a single lesson. Follow up by asking students to write or explain to a...

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Hook, Line, and Sinker

Posted by Cherita Williams in Academics  |  Post a comment

As content experts, we often approach the beginning of a unit or lesson with a single focus in mind…the content. Although our content is incredibly important, students often arrive to class with a less than clear focus. Other classes, responsibilities, and oh yes, friends are probably competing for your students’ attention. It becomes easy, almost routine to zone out as the instructor launches into a new lesson. As such, it is important that we HOOK them in at the very beginning of...

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