“The way in is with The Hook: the short introductory moment that captures what’s interesting and engaging about the material and puts it out front.”
KEY IDEA: When necessary, use a short, engaging introduction to excite students about learning.
- Status (describe something great)
Characteristics of a good Hook:
- It’s short.
- It yields.
- It’s energetic and optimistic
- You do not need one for every lesson.
From Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemove (Jossey Bass, 2010)