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Friday, October 28, 2011

The Effective Use of Learning Goals! Enjoy!

Establishing Purpose for Yourself and Your Students

The Purposeful Classroom: How to Structure Lessons with Learning Goals in Mind In their new book, The Purposeful Classroom: How to Structure Lessons with Learning Goals in Mind, Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher explain the steps to ensuring that every lesson plan has high expectations and a clear purpose for learning so that students are engaged and goals are meaningful.

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Lesson Planning for Engagement

International teacher educator Fiona Baker offers tips to help teachers engage students by answering crucial questions about the "what" and "why" of a lesson's content and its connection to learners.

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What Drives Instruction?

To start off a lesson, a dry list of objectives may be informative but it is not as compelling as a driving question that appeals to students' interests, curiosity, and sense of adventure in learning.

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