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ERIC Number: ED113353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Pages: 22
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The Most Important Five Minutes in Any Lesson (or Workshop).
Alvir, Howard P.
There are several critical five minute periods in any lesson, and it is important for teachers to know how to use them. No matter how long a period may be, the most important five minutes, and no more, should be written out. This writing forces the teacher to put down on paper only the most important items. The first five minutes of a period should be extemporaneous. Any teacher who has carefully written out or thought out the most important five minutes of a lesson is in a good position to look over the group and decide where to begin. The last five minutes of every encountered session should be used to sum up what has been done and to clarify future expectations. The ability to establish some sort of human contact with the class before beginning the professional contact is a sign of a good teacher. The teacher should look around for a friendly face to focus in on before beginning the lesson. If a teacher does a good job in presenting a lesson to at least one learner, there is a great possibility that the rest of the class will catch the main idea. The teacher who looks around for more friendly faces during the five minute warmup will find the class more receptive to what the teacher has to present. Staying around for at least five minutes after the end of a lesson provides the teacher with an opportunity for a followup between self-fulfilling teachers and agressive learners. (RC)
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