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JLBC Introduction

JLBC Introduction. JLBC Cadets The introduction to a lesson should serve several purposes—to establish a common ground between the instructor and students, to capture and hold attention, to outline the study and relate it to the overall course, to point out benefits to the student, and to lead the student into the lesson content. While humor may be appropriate, the introduction should be free of irrelevant stories, jokes, or incidents distracting from the lesson objective. It should not contain lengthy or apologetic remarks likely to dampen student interest in the lesson. Your introduction should do three things: gain attention, motivate, and provide an overview of the lesson material.

Attention. To gain attention, you may relate some incidents focusing students on the subject and providing a background for the lesson. Another approach may be to make an unexpected or surprising statement or ask a question that relates the study to group needs. A rhetorical question (Have you ever...? or Can you imagine...?) may be practical. In all instances, the primary concern is to focus student attention on the subject.

Motivation. It would help if you used the introduction to discuss why students need to learn the lesson. In the inspiration, the instructor should personally appeal to students and reinforce their desire to learn. The appeal may relate the learning to career advancement or some other need.

Overview. For most instructional methods, the introduction should provide an overview of what is to be covered. A summary should have a clear, concise presentation of the objective and main points as a road map for learning. JLBC Cadets Students understand better and retain more when they know what to expect. The purpose of the overview is to prepare students to listen to the body of the lesson.

Body. The body of your lesson will contain the main points as significant subdivisions. The essential sections of the class will have the support material, and various teaching exercises to achieve instructional objectives and are preceded by an introduction and followed by a conclusion. Strong organization and clear verbal and visual support in the body of the teaching plan will help students understand and retain the material.

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