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Improving Your Pacing (Ch. 8)
Transcript of Improving Your Pacing (Ch. 8)
for Student Achievement
- Teach Like a Champion - Technique Lemov, Doug. Teach like a Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010. Print. Chapter 8 Change
the Pace Technique Technique Technique Technique Technique Brighten
Hands Every Minute Matters Look
the Clock Additional Techniques for Creating
a Positive Rhythym in the Classroom “Regardless of how fast you’re actually flying, passengers’ perception of how fast they’re moving is influenced by the reference points they see (or don’t see) passing.”
(Lemov, pg. 226) Create the illusion of speed by using a variety of activities to accomplish the objective and moving from one to the other throughout the course of a lesson. Change the Pace by...
•Frequently changing topics and activities
•Switching activities within the lesson based on the “Age Plus Two Rule” when determining the number of minutes to spend on each activity. Create the illusion of speed by having activities begin and end crisply and clearly rather than melding together in an undifferentiated manner. Create the illusion of speed by
shifting rapidly among and involving a wide array of participants.
Using All Hands can help you
react to and energize a lagging
class quickly and simply. Every Minute Matters creates the illusion of speed by rewarding students for their hard work with a high-energy review of the lesson or with a challenging problem. You can always be teaching: Use every minute of instructional time including transition times and packing up times - An agenda on the board can create anticipation when catchy names add interest or intrigue
- Use specific time limits and references such as “Take exactly three minutes to” as opposed to “Take some time to” Create the illusion of speed by
using the clock to talk about time:
-use count downs
-parcel time out in increments
-give allotted times for each activity