Friday, March 15, 2013

Teach Like a Champion
Technique #29
Do Now

“The Do Now means that students are hard at work even before you have fully entered the room.”

KEY IDEA: A short activity that you have written on the board or is waiting at their desks before they enter.

4 Critical Criteria of a Do Now”

  • Students should be able to complete the Do Now without any direction from the teacher and without any discussion with their classmates.
  • The activity should take three to five minutes to complete.
  • The activity should require putting a pencil to paper, that is, there should be a written product from it.
  • The activity should preview the day’s lesson or review a recent lesson.

*Do Now is another Teach Like a Champion strategy

From Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemove (Jossey Bass, 2010)

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