Capture the students’ attention at the beginning of the lesson with a quick experiment. Ask a question about it, e.g:
Science: What happens if I drop a glass on the floor?
Arts: What happens if I mix blue food colouring with this orange juice?
Start your lesson with a physical response activity to activate student’s connection with content. For example:
Put up your hand if you have ever seen an eclipse; visited a planetarium ...
Count the hands and present conclusions:
Begin each lesson with their books closed to revise and activate previous knowledge.
Use simple ‘true or false’ statements:
… teach children to love learning. Remember, if you show enthusiasm for your subject content and the English language, they will also feel positive about them.
Students may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.