HELPFUL COGNITIVE APPROACHES
7. Novelty (con’t)
Instead of always lecturing, or writing problems on the overhead projector, you could . . .
Use props in your presentations.
Make random statement in the middle of your lessons.
Take unusual field trips in/out of the school building.
Add music to the lesson
Ask students to teach the lesson with you.
Ask students to think divergently (“How are math operation signs like music?” “Describe the object in five to eight sentences without using a single adjective or adverb.”)
Incorporate students and their culture in your lesson.