As we are finishing up our unit on instructional design and beginning to dive into the meat of lesson planning, I think the best place to start is at the beginning. So, let's talk about interest approaches.
We hear over and over that if you don't capture your students in the first few minutes, then the rest of the class is history. Its important to get your students interested, engaged, and ready to learn right off the bat. But it can be really challenging to bring new, fresh, and exciting ideas to every lesson, every class.
I read this incredible book over the summer called Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess; a great read for both practicing and pre-service teachers. The book had one part completely dedicated to interest approaches and hooks alone!
Right after reading the interest approach section, I posted my thoughts in a blog post to NAAE Communities of Practice. Check it out!
Teach Like a Pirate: All About the Hook!