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## Lecture Is Dead! Long Live Lecture!

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**Lecture Is Dead!Long Live Lecture!**• How and why to make class time more exciting and rewarding for your students. • Rob Eby • Blinn College – Bryan, TX Campus**Lecture is Booooring!**• So add commercial breaks ! • First 10 vs. last 40 recall is laughable.**If All You Do Is Lecture**35% 15%**Ten and Two, Hike!**• 10 minute lecture 2 minutes to chew on it • Similar to commercial breaks • BUT you engage the students • Think of a TV program**What type of commercials?**• Minute papers • Clickers – poll anywhere and such • Turn to classmate • Example in book • “What is wrong here?” • Group quizzes**end of or after class ideas**• Minute papers • What do you think was the goal today? • Clearest or muddiest point? • Write your own question • Exit quizzes • Solve and Classmates Grade**Make Them Read!**• Readings or videos out of class • GUIDE THE READING! • Follow up with quizzes • Help students learn how to learn**Public Speaking 101**• Multiply by three • Subtract five. • UNDO Multiply by three • UNDO Subtract five.**Pictures!**• Not just any pictures Good pictures Why is the sum of the first n odd numbers always a square?**Pictorial Superiority Effect**• Our brains are hard wired for pictures Things written in text are not considered a picture**72 Hours after exposure**• Recall from hearing only INFORMATION IN FORMATION • Recall from hearing and picture INFORMATION INFORMA TION**Brain Rules**• The brain seems to rely partly on past experience in deciding how to learn new things • Make sure they understand what is new each time • Our senses evolved to work together • We learn best if we stimulate several senses at once.**Patterns and Connections**• We are better at seeing patterns and abstracting the meaning of an event than we are at recording detail. • Emotional arousal helps the brain learn. • So make it emotional.**Memory and Brain Rules**• Most memories disappear within minutes • How do we make sure it gets into long-term memory? • Incorporate new information gradually • Repeat it in timed intervals**Brain Rules**Babies are the model of how we learn • observation, • hypothesis, • experiment, • conclusion**Darn Kids these days!**• This is not just about “kids these days” this research is decades old • Brains more wired for linear bursts than deep thinking (always on etc.)**Most Desired Skills - Forbes**• No. 1 Critical Thinking • No. 2 Complex Problem Solving • No. 3 Judgment and Decision-Making • No. 4 Active Listening • No. 5 Computers and Electronics • No. 6 Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics and their application.**Find out more!**• http://tinyurl.com/k3sbgh5 • @RobEbymathdude • jeby@ blinn.edu Blinn College – Bryan Campus (next door to Texas A&M)