Your Lesson’s First Five Minutes: Make Them Grand

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If you have ever lived with another person and come home to find them in a bad mood, how long did it take you to figure it out? Hours? Minutes? Seconds? Most people say “seconds,” and some can tell b

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

The first few minutes of a lesson are crucial. At our school we ask the boys to remain standing behind their chairs until acknowledged and asked to begin the lesson. This may seem a bit formal but it signifies a change of pace, gives them a chance to calm down and enter a new  mindset. It allows for a formal greeting and shows the purpose. Teachers have signs on the board for the lesson purpose and learning behaviors and this initial settling time is an ideal time to begin the lesson meaningfully. The tips in this post can be used alongside any other arrangement you have for beginning your lessons.

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Author: loremipsem

I am Head of Teaching and Learning and teach English at an independent School in Melbourne. I am passionate about using technology as a learning tool and I love reading and literature and language.

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