Upgrade This Lesson Plan

August 20, 2010
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Calling all teachers of the Right-Brain!

Maybe you could help me upgrade this colleague’s lesson plan to include some of Dan Pink’s right-brain aptitudes from A Whole New Mind.  She is looking for any number of suggestions, but if we get enough folks submitting ideas we can put it up for a vote to declare an overall winner.  And who knows…maybe a prize for the winner?

Rules of the game:

  1. Be nice
  2. Your upgrade needs to be simple, keeping the integrity of the plan
  3. You must mention which specific aptitude from A Whole New Mind that students will be developing
  4. Please post your upgrade as a comment, as I did, so all can see it
  5. Be nice!

Alright, here it goes…

Here is the lesson plan:

Students are given a basic summary page of the textbook chapter that will be studied.  Students answer provided questions following the reading.  This is about a 20-minute activity, just to give you a time frame.

So Right-Brain teachers please comment below and we’ll see what we’ve got!  Post it, Tweet it, send it, Digg it or Like it.  Just send out the word – I can’t wait to see what we get!

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2 Responses to Upgrade This Lesson Plan

  1. Miss G
    August 22, 2010 at 7:55 am

    I love this idea!
    What if she used a six-word story to summarize the reading. (AWNM: Story)
    Students could probably read, write the story, and maybe even share a few within that 20 minutes if the reading’s short enough.

  2. August 20, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    One of my first suggestions was to enhance the Design aptitude with a visual organizer of some sort. Here are some examples that I passed along: http://www.bucks.edu/~specpop/vis-org-ex.htm
    And since I didn’t want to add any additional time to her plan, I suggested that students not answer the questions, and to use a visual organizer for only some of the readings over the unit. That way students could still have a traditional read-and-answer-questions session now and again.

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