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Effective Instruction

students sitting at desks

Effective instruction includes relating the topic to student's everyday life. Topic material is introduced and the discussion is guided toward relating the concept to student's everyday life. The science example shown used the law of conservation of energy in a high school setting.

Relate the topic to the student's everyday life. This technique focuses the student's attention and anticipation by using a real object (pie) and relating the item to the lesson objectives. We often call this the “anticipatory set.”

Effective presentation technique includes reviewing prior topics before introducing new material. This technique prepares the student's attention and facilitates recall of previously taught material. The paraeducator is reminding students of the prior discussion of butterflies. The students can recall the information and build upon the previous lesson.