These are three guiding questions I have written on the glass prior to entering my dome. I use these to prime students to their learning.
They use them in two ways:
To reflect on their previous class
To set up their upcoming class
I don't expect responses but merely use them to engage student thinking skills prior to their lessons.
What questions do you prime students with prior to the start of class?
It's no secret that I love a great tune to fire me up. But when asked if I have a tune in my head before I teach I responded with 'hell yeah!!'
Music fires me up and I try to get a beat that syncs me to having a great lesson.If I can teach to a rocking tune then in theory my energy is rocking.
As you can see from this picture I have three zones in my Physical Education program. To the left a doorway leads to the 'think tank' where the theories are constructed.
In the middle is the holding bay similar to the entrance way of a college football arena. In this area I get pumped but equally I pumped up the kids either by music or by singing my tune.
Once we sore under the banner we enter the the done where the magic is made.
Do you have a tune? Do you share it with your students? Do you fire your students up for learning?