November 13, 2017
Lesson Launch: a weekly academic social studies teaching tips blog, which occasionally touches on other topics.
By Dr. Paul E. Binford
President, Mississippi Council of the Social Studies
What do students anticipate when they walk into your classroom?
Are they excited with a sense of curiosity and adventure or are they detached and subdued automatons or—even worse—resistant, off task, and disruptive or insubordinate? The opening minute of a lesson often sets the tone for the remainder of the class period!