Monday, October 15, 2012

EDSS 521: Lesson Planning

When designing lesson plans it is important to incorporate strategies that help stimulate your adolescents' developing brain. Because adolescents tend to prune out useless information, we as teachers need to create lessons that are relevant and engaging to students to foster more connections and synapses in the brain. When students can connect their learning with memory lanes they tend to recall information better. As a teacher you can foster these connections by having students write reflective journals where they can compare the content they learned with a past experience. This allows the students to take ownership of their learning and make personal connections from their lives with their learning.

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