Unit 3: Lesson 1- Step 3


Step 3

  • Now that it’s organized, how do you teach the topic to your peers?
    • You remember how boring class gets when the teacher only stands in front of the room! So, now is your chance to make sure students are involved and active in the lesson. Therefore, you’ll want to include active learning strategies. This website will provide you with the definition of active learning, as well as some alternate examples. (When clicking on the link, you'll be transferred to a website. Return to this course by clicking the Back button on your browser.)

Here are some guidelines for teaching your topic!

1.) Actively involve your peers:

  • Play a game
  • Work in pairs to solve a problem
  • Go to the board to work on problems
  • Draw a concept map of their understanding
  • Answer questions in pairs and share answers
  • Do a role play

2.) Include images to help illustrate and clarify your information

3.) Include examples, analogies, and/or metaphors to aid understanding

4.) Consider providing a handout to reinforce learning. For example:

  • Concept map of the topic
  • Powerpoint slides
  • Outline of the topic
  • Key questions
Lesson Structure Information:

5.) Make sure you have a beginning, middle, and end to your lesson

6.) Include a motivating beginning by:

  • Providing a set of questions that will be answered by the end
  • Using a cartoon to illustrate some of what they will be learning
  • Using a brainstorming session to see what they already know
  • Reading a story to illustrate or build some background for the information

7.) The middle needs to include more than information and facts. This is the point where you want activities, examples, pictures, discussion, and practice.

8.) The end should be used to review and summarize what was taught to reinforce the learning. Consider asking students to complete a ending activity like writing down two important things they learned or what they are still unclear about.

Move on to Unit 3: Lesson 1- Step 4