3 ways to capture students' interest in the first minutes of class

04/15/2013 | Edutopia.org

Make the first five minutes of your lesson the most interesting part to keep students tuned in for the entire class, writes Richard Curwin, director of the graduate program in behavior disorder at David Yellin College. In this blog post, Curwin offers three tips, such as opening with a compelling question, to hook students. "Great teasers take a while to develop, but I have found that once I started using them, they became a normal part of my teaching style, and now I can think of them on the spot without pre-planning," Curwin writes.

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