by Tara Henry, DMS Special Education Teacher and Collaborative Teacher
After hearing Joe Beckman, Motivational Speaker, present at the KPEC conference in Dubuque in June, I quickly realized how important the first 5 minutes of class was to set the tone, energy, and overall success for class. He expressed that those first 5 minutes make students feel connected, engaged, and welcome, which will all lead to student learning. Over the summer, I rolled with Joe's idea of the first 5 and came up with a plan I call the FANTASTIC FIRST FIVE:
What do you do in your class to engage students? To make them feel connected? Please respond here!
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