Saturday, November 6, 2010

Teaching Tip #15

Ideally, you should lecture/instruct for 20-25 minutes and then have an activity, a break-out, video, pair and share, something like that. Hard to do, but almost necessary. I had to finish up lecture Thursday morning and I was pouring my heart out, had PowerPoint, asked questions, gave the students a handout to take notes on, but they were still nodding off. Of course, it's an 8:00 class and the room was too warm (they can't get the heat and air right in our building), but still, I could have done better. I did promise them this was the last day of lecture.

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