By Mark Heintz
I have been going around school stopping students at random to hear what they feel teacher's do that impacts their learning. It is so important to continually ask the population we serve to get their feedback on what helps them master the content and skills we are trying to teach. The responses have been so insightful into what works for each of the unique learners that enter our classroom and can continue to drive the methods we use to instruct them. Once I captured the student's voice, I tracked down the teacher to share and get their input on the practice that was highlighted.
The student I asked in the video highlights the way Mr. Janu hooks his students at the beginning of a unit that engages students and increases motivation to learn.
Here is Mr. Janu's perspective on how and why he hooks his students in history.