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Topic: [ap-stat] Lecture vs. activities in class
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dennis roberts

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Re: [ap-stat] Lecture vs. activities in class
Posted: Aug 6, 2012 2:50 PM
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On 8/6/2012 1:47 PM, Josh Smith wrote:
> I am a second year AP Stats teacher, and I find myself lecturing a whole lot. The students tend to "zone out". I was wondering how much everyone else lectures vs. uses activities to teach the topics.

Seems to me ... that the good teacher in this setting will use a variety
of strategies ... lecturing if you mean talking to them in an organized
way about a part of a topic ... having them do things in class (maybe in
small groups) if the classroom allows for this ... answering questions
that students have ... etc. Some days will be all of just one thing ...
other days, could be a mixture of all. Depends alot on what resources
are in the classroom and/or what needs to be done at some given moment
in time.


I think any one way, all the time, is NOT good.

PS ... if you stand up and basically say what they can turn to on pages
39-43 in the book and read ... then I don't blame their minds from
wandering.


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