Friday, May 28, 2010

No Previews in the Classroom!

Time wastage in the classroom is a huge issue.

"When stuff dominates instructional time, warning flags
should go up. This is true even when the activity, in some
form, has been shown to be useful." -Richard Allington

I went to a movie yesterday and previews got me thinking, why do we waste so much time on the "non" essentials before the main event?

What if students came into the classroom and started to learn?

What is with the announcements, broadcasts and collecting forms?

We need to take back the day. Get rid of those previews!

Until Next Time,
Lit Maven Out!

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