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 Add the Change-Up Pitch to your Lecture Line-Up


How to structure your classroom sessions to counteract students’ breaks in concentration.



How much of your lecture are your students processing?

Various studies agree on attention span during lectures -


•the settling-down period takes 3-5 minutes


•the next lapse of attention usually occurs 10-18 minutes into the lecture


•as the lecture proceeds the attention span becomes shorter


•falls to 3-4 minutes at the end of the lecture


 Explore techniques and exercises to keep them focused and engaged.    



Developing Teacher Presence in the Classroom - College of Business, University of Western Sydney 

Twenty Ways to Spruce Up Your Lecture - Barbara Wolfe
The Change Up in Lectures - Joan Middendorf and Alan Kalish, Indiania University

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