How to Teach a 90 Minute Class Period Presented by Cristina Bennett, David Boatright , and Antoinette Howard July 25, 2011. Objective. We will identify and discuss some fundamental practices for effective instruction during the 90 minute class period. Classroom Management. Seating Chart
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Maintain teacher/student relationship at all times.
Student expectation must be clear. They must maintain YOUR rules.
8:15 – 8:30 Bell ringer/Quiz/TAKS questions (musical cues)
8:30 – 8:40 Assess, go over TAKS questions
8:40 – 8:50 Copy notes (musical cues)
8:50 – 9:05 Go over lesson
9:05 – 9:20 Student led guided practice
9:20 – 9:40 Independent practice (musical cues)
9:40 – 9:45 Closing/Lesson summary
Lesson is summarized by you, not by textbook writers.
Include several examples of homework problems.
Allow students to use notebook on quiz or test as a tool.
Prepares for college.
Make a conscious commitment to the practice.
Purposefully arrange the classroom to facilitate teacher movement.
Limit or remove common teacher distractions(i.e. turning computer off, keeping desk clean and organized).
Proximity instruction=position yourself in the action.
(groups of 2-3).
Seed Question: Practice of using pre-planned questions that guide student conversations toward the desired learning outcome.
*It can stretch the rigor & relevance of the lesson.
*Allows for differentiated instruction.
*Cements the learning for some.
*Peer tutoring for those who didn’t get it.
More time in Power Zone=better learning, better classroom management, and strategy enhancement.
Write more=remember more=reading improves=better understanding=own the learning
Lesson Plan Due Dates (By 8:00 a.m.)
August 1, 15 & 29 November 14 February 13, & 27
September 12 & 26 December 5 March 12 & 26
October 17 & 31 January 5, 17 & 30 April 16 & 30
Each dept. must have the following information on their lesson plan.
**Differentiated instruction must show throughout the lesson plan
Cain, S. and M. Laird. 2011.The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.
Nesbitt, B. A Vision for K-12 Students Today.