Keys to Effective Lecture. Eight Steps to Better Teaching Developed by Terry Doyle Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Ferris state University. Effective Lecturing. Successful Teaching is 80% Planning (Dr. Kitty Manley). Definition of Effective Lecture.
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Eight Steps to Better Teaching
Developed by Terry Doyle
Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
Ferris state University
(Dr. Kitty Manley)
1.Know your audience (students)
2.Have a map to follow (lecture outline)
3.Grab the students’ attention (have a beginning)
4.Recognize students’ attention span
5.Plan an activity for students (have a middle)
6.Use visual aids/voice and movements
7.Have a conclusion (an end)
8.Have students do something with the
lecture material (Accountability)
LectureBe guided by the underlying principles of the course, the most important cognitive functions and the most important content
2. Identify Significant Questions that the course will answer (Project Zero, Harvard School of Education)
3. Provide a daily lecture outline that:
provides a visual outline of the lecture
provides a meaningful context for the lecture material
provides an organization to the lecture material
engages the audience
prepares the audience
states a question
offers a problem
outlines the audience’s role
sets expectationsStep 3—Grab the Students’ Attention
George Abbott cartoonUsing Humor to get Attention
Ferris State University
( Vincent Ruggerio , A Guide to Critical Thinking)
Not many of us are motivational speakers—but we don’t have to be boring
The ending might include:
1.A summary of the days main points
2.A recap of the questions that were answered that day
3.The solution to the problem for that day
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