There are many other such examples in the book, but I would be interested in hearing your effective Outrageous techniques.
The method of Outrageous Teaching and lesson planning techniques are described in my new book above, Teaching Content Outrageously: How to Captivate All Students and Accelerate Learning, Grades 4-12.
This book is available at a discount on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles' web sites.
How To Post Outrageous Lessons/Outrageous Class Management Suggest
You can either post your Outrageous lessons as a comment to the appropriate content area in the post below, or e mail it to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also post your Outrageous classroom management suggestions by submitting a comment to the post on classroom management below, or e mailing it to me at: email@example.com
All successful Outrageous lessons will be published along with additional suggestions
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Outrageous Classroom Management Techniques
While the emphasis of the book is on Outrageous lessons for the teaching of existing content objectives, there is a major section on classroom management. This does not just refer to discipline, but also on how to get students engaged in behaviors critical to all learning, such as speaking up, taking notes, listening to other students' answers, etc. Outrageous classroom management means getting students to engage in these behaviors without lecturing them on it, but by creating a scenario within which they naturally do so. For example, you can get students to speak up by putting cotton in your ear and pretending to have an ear infection, and that you cannot hear them when they speak softly.