“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)