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I agree and enjoyed reading

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I agree and enjoyed reading about the "teasers" factor of this post. I think that students anticipate what is coming next in their instruction and their daily routine. Therefore, to give a teaser and hint of what is coming next can help them transition their minds to the next step in their day.

Thanks!

Director, Graduate program in behavior disorder, David Yellin College

hi elizabeth, Actually it

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hi elizabeth,

Actually it would be great if the whole istructional sequence was fabulous. Among the highest paid people in America are those who can hold our attention for about 2 1/2 hours, entertainers, singers, athletes, actors for example. Teachers have to do it all day for 180 days. I guess if we taught millions of people at a time, we'd be rich too.

Thanks for your comment and thanks to all who have commented.

rc

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Activators

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Yes! So great -- I totally agree. In my district, I coach people often on how best to use activators at the start of the lesson to engage, motivate, activate, etc.
The same thing goes for the last five minutes of class -- equally important, according to a lot of the brain research out there. So, summarizers are key as well!

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Director, Graduate program in behavior disorder, David Yellin College

Hi lessia, I completely agree

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Hi lessia,

I completely agree with you about laughter. Al mendler and I have written about it several times in some of the books we have written together.

I always start my college graduate class that my rule is "you must laugh at my jokes, even if they are not funny."

That always gets me off to a good start.

RC

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This is so true. Love the "teasers" suggestion. Would like to add in one more...I don't read much about humor mixed with teaching in any blogs these days. I've found if you can get 'em with a joke at the start...you own 'em :-) Age appropriate, naturally.

4th Grade Teacher from San Diego, CA

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Was that catchy? lol
So, I love what you gave as examples for making the students want to come back.
Recently, when we began using many new Apps, I often used those as "teasers". "Starting today, at the end of every day for 15 mins, we will use the _____App".
My next step is to link my teasers to Science, SS or Math content.
Thanks for the reminder!!!

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