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ERIC Number: EJ1116572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Starting Strong
Curran, Ben
Educational Leadership, v74 n2 p65-69 Oct 2016
Planning a lesson that sets all students up to learn successfully involves making a great many decisions about what to do throughout the lesson. To make this planning less overwhelming, the author focuses on a part of lesson planning that doesn't always get much attention: the first 10 to 15 minutes of a lesson. He walks readers through key decisions a teacher must make in planning a lesson's introduction, including how to give students a context, a learning target, and an overall purpose for the learning involved in the lesson; and whether direct or indirect instructional methods would be best for the particular skills being taught. The author gives several examples of what a good plan for a lesson introduction might look like, including a brief teacher script and preplanned questions, instructions, and scaffolds for struggling students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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