Reflection: Routines and Procedures May the Force Be With You! - Section 1: Questions


I begin every lesson with one or more focus questions. It is extremely important for students to know what the learning expectation will be and they begin focusing their minds in the direction of the lesson. 

I also find that posting and posing the questions help engage students immediately. My students automatically begin discussing their predictions or theories before the lesson even begins. 

After discussing the questions, the students know what they need to learn, how deeply they should learn it, and can begin to figure out how to show they have learned it. 

Now, I am beginning to write my focus questions as learning targets, which I think will be even more powerful. 

  Focus Questions
  Routines and Procedures: Focus Questions
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May the Force Be With You!

Unit 8: Magnets
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to determine how to interrupt the force of magnetism and measure the force of magnetism.

Big Idea: This lesson is due to a student's question about how the force of his magnet was breaking when he moved his arm quickly. The motivation today is high because it is a student's idea.

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Science, Magnetism, magnet, magnetism, graphing data, Predicting Outcomes, attraction
  55 minutes
using magnetism for fun
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