The ASOT Reflection
Region 9 High Reliability Schools-April 2018
Keep Them Interested
Demonstrating Intensity and Enthusiasm
While there are many different strategies within this element that can convey excitement toward a topic or content area, we can focus on just a few to really engage students during these last few weeks. In this section, you'll find resources to help you implement these strategies:
- personal stories (to make content accessible)
- humor (funny headlines, silly quotes, etc.)
- movie and film clips
At the end of this section, you'll find the reflective guide that gives you teacher and student evidence for effective implementation of this element, which includes ideas for other strategies.
Presenting Unusual or Intriguing Information
- teacher-presented information (typically related to content, but any unusual info captures students' attention)
- guest speakers and firsthand consultants (Keep in mind that the guest speaker might actually be you or a colleague dressed as a "special guest" for your students' benefit.)
As with the last section, you'll find a reflective guide toward the end that will help you determine how effectively you use this element and give you ideas for additional strategies.
ASOT in Action Submissions
You can use the form below for easy submission of your photos and/or videos or you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief explanation of what you tried and what you thought of the strategy.
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