Series: Tch Tips

Five Ways to Start Your Lessons
Lesson Objective: Engage students at the beginning of class
All Grades / All Subjects / Planning

Thought starters

  1. How could you use an object to pique students' interest?
  2. How could you start your lessons in different ways for different purposes?
  3. How does Ms. Alcala use her warm-up as both an assessment and a teaching opportunity?
41 Comments

There were a lot of gret ideas in this video to start your class off for the day but my favorite was #4 Start with Movement. Students often do not want to share their answers or ideas with the rest of the class so what better way to award them with sitting just for sharing a response. I think if you did this frequently students will start to break out of thier shell.

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I love the clue box idea, that will go very well in my class.  I also like the video, I use that as much as I can but it's really hard to find relevant material.

 

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I have used a book cover that has arework with lots of details to get elementary students to guests what the book is about. Once one student respond, other students are quick to express their ideas of what they think the book is about.

On one of my substitute teacher assignments, I had the student act out the play they was reading. I encourage them to speak their parts with confident and boldness. As a result more students participated and students a chance to do something different.

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Great ideas to engage learners and also keep students interested in the class by changing up the start of class- keeping things "fresh".  

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Awesome Ideas presented to help you get your students ready for class. Each teacher presented solid ideas that were relative to their students. You also are shown a variety of ways to start your class. This keeps everyone interested.

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Transcripts

  • Alright, friends. I gotta tell you something. I have this box. There were some things in it. They might be

    Alright, friends. I gotta tell you something. I have this box. There were some things in it. They might be some clues to what we're supposed to learn today. - [Teacher 2] Your warmup is going to be an online, a Google form. So, you're being presented with certain statements. You are trying to figure out do I strongly agree? Do I just agree? Do I disagree? - [Teacher 3] I want you guys to warm up with a video. The thing I want you guys to be curious about is what you see on the screen. What questions do you might have, and what do you wonder. - [Teacher 4] Everybody stand up! You get to sit down if you choose to share your response. Who's up for it? Okay, here we go. - [Student] The Congo River symbolizes demonization. - [Teacher 4] Nice, anybody else? - [Teacher 5] I put a warmup problem on the board, have them write their answer, I collect it, and then I sort it. And I look for my favorite wrong answer. How far are they from getting it right, and showing that work to the other kids. Okay, my favorite no.

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