Motivation, engagement, excitement are critical pieces of teaching and learning that we sometimes overlook. Oh yes, back when we were student teaching and when we are being observed, we all make sure we have an "anticipatory set" and a "hook" at the start of our lessons! Oh yes, when we stop to think about it, we always want our students to be excited about learning. Yet, as we stay true to our standards and benchmarks of learning, sometimes we forget that we also need to be "in the moment" and take advantage of "teachable moments."
So, if your students, even some of them, are obsessed with Super Bowl Festivities and excitement, check out these links!
While I'd like to do some close viewing, looking critically at a Super Bowl commercial with my students, I may save that for Monday. This week, in honor of the Super Bowl, we're going to be Super Readers!