Purpose Effective teachers use a variety of methods and strategies to engage learners and increase their participation in the classroom.
Behavioral Objectives Students will identify teaching methods that encourage student participation. Students will evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of these methods. Students will demonstrate these methods through teaching a brief lesson on a current issue such as bullying, harassment, or diversity to classmates.
Materials Needed Classroom Structures Note taking Sheet- student handout. Current published article(s) on issues of interest to our school, such as bullying, harassment or diversity.
Anticipatory Set Why do students say that school is boring? Think of the classes that you’ve had in high school that aren’t boring. What did that teacher(s) do that made you want to learn?
Instructional Content Would it be fair to say that classes that aren’t boring are the ones that engage the learner into the learning process? The focus of today’s lesson will acquaint you with the variety of methods and strategies that teachers can use to engage learners and increase your participation in the classroom.
Creating Engaging Lessons Student Handout Define and review each method/strategy. What are some ideas for what the advantages, disadvantages, and when different strategies can be used?
Each person will teach a mini lesson, using your assigned strategy. All lessons should focus on a topic of interest selected, such as bullying, harassment or diversity.