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)