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Classroom Management: Interval Teaching – Pacing the Lesson (Grades 4-8)


A lesson's tempo can have a crucial effect on how well students respond to instruction. Interval teaching is a common sense method of chunking the lesson into manageable units of time depending on the age and maturity of the students. Participants in this workshop learn how to separate the lesson into units of instruction transitioned by activities or digressions. Included are tips on dealing with outside interruptions that interfere with the tempo of instruction. This session also explores the many uses of sponge activities. The session's outcome is to provide teachers with usable techniques and material to aid in their instructional program.


Presented by: Richard Marchesani



Additional Middle School Topics
Aligning State and National Learning Standards to Daily Lesson Plans (Grades 4-8)
Developing Higher Order Thinking Skills Within the Lesson (Grades 7-9)
Classroom Management: Interval Teaching – Pacing the Lesson (Grades 4-8)