Guided PracticeI will hand out some cards with images and askstudents to create metaphors for their teachingpractice or for something they have learnedtoday.
Metaphors- that is, understanding one thing interms of something else. [..] metaphor is centralto reason [...] Metaphorical imagination isessential in forging empathic connections andcommunication experiences that others do notshare ( Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind)
Some examples for subjects:Science-immune system as armyHistory-Camelot and Kennedys English- Juliet is the sun I.T.- the world wide web Business- bears and bulls
ClosureClear up anymisconceptionsShare learningReinforce major points
Independent PracticeThis is the crucial partStudents need to learn to use the new material inunfamiliar contextsI.e. can you use metaphors in your lessons toreinforce new concepts?
Some resources for lesson planning....Lesson planning- http://www.crlt.umich.edu/gsis/P2_5.phpUnderstanding By Design lesson template-http://www.orange.k12.nj.us/15502098152426393/site/default.aspSample UBD lesson plans-http://www.internet4classrooms.com/links_grades_kindergarten_12/sample_units_lessons_understanding_by_design.htmSolution Tree- http://www.solution-tree.com/ ( great resources and videosfor PLTs)