- These generic starter questions can be used to help you motivate why students should care about each topic you’re covering:
- What’s exciting about it?
- What can you do with it?
- How is it different than the topics that you’ve covered up to this point?
- What will students be able to do with that tool by the end of the course?
- Using this pedagogy can help you notice small details to focus on that students may get confused by.
- Try the following preparation and execution plan:
- Prepare for lecture by writing down:
- questions that students might have
- questions that reveal the differences between the current topic and what students have already learned.
- Focus on questions that might provide students with insights into and expose their misconceptions.
- As soon as possible after class, note what questions students had that you didn’t anticipate so they can be included in future lessons.
- These subtle questions and details can be the hardest to uncover on your own and some of the most important for students’ understanding!
- Writing them down immediately after class ensure that you remember them.
Interview with Dan Leyzberg.
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