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.

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All successful Outrageous lessons will be published along with additional suggestions

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Outrageous Lessons for Teaching Science

Science is all too often taught as a series of facts.  While the facts are important, science is also a process of dramatic stories about discoveries, a search for understanding, a triumph over problems. Brian Greene describes science as "the greatest of all adventure stories", and as a "language of hope and inspiration, providing discoveries that fire the imagination" All of which provides science teachers with opportunity to develop highly dramatic, Outrageous lessons to engage students and fire their imagination, while also incorporating key facts.

My book on Outrageous instruction has an example of a successful  Outrageous lesson teaching the origin of flight to highly unmotivated middle school students, with terrific results.

Most importantly, please submit your examples.  

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