Monday, November 7, 2011

Five Steppin'!

The simplest, but the most complete DANCE a teacher ever needs to know in order to engage, motivate, inspire, evaluate, and ensure critical thinking in all styles of learners!!

The Five Step WBT Lesson Template

Step One: Question: What is a...?
Step Two: Answer, with a gesture.
Step Three: Expand and give examples.
Step Four: Evaluate: Yes/No QT Test
Step Five: Critical Thinking: Writing Compare/Contrast

This plan works for teaching the most complex concept, to how to line up for lunch in a straight line! "Teachable moments" become more meaningful by following this Five Step Lesson template. Teaching the Power Pix is based on this plan. Not only does the format provide repetition and practice, the Evaluation Step provides immediate feedback on student achievement and need for reteaching. Critical Thinking Skills instruction allows for transfer of knowledge across subject areas. By using a variety of Brain Toys, the Golden Thread of Fun is woven through out to heighten student engagement. Go to to download the free E-book, Lesson Design and Delivery.

Making this the standard format for lesson delivery allows my students to anticipate the instruction, and also the FUN!! Let's DANCE!!


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