The First Five Minutes of Class

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Over at The Chronicle of Higher Education, James Lang offers four things you can do in the first five minutes of class to get your students engaged.

They are:

  1. Open with a question or two
  2. Ask students what they learned in the last class.  (Don’t tell them).
  3. Ask students to revisit “not just what they learned from the previous session, but what they already knew about the subject matter.”
  4. Have students write down their answers to points 1-3.

See how Lang unpacks these suggestions here.