Some students decided to take up my offer of test insurance. If you don’t remember, this means that you had the possibility of extra credit points on a test if you spent 15 distraction-free minutes studying. Here are the results of my “experiment” and some thoughts on it.
Believe it or not, our class warm-up has a purpose. In some ways, it gets your brain prepared for what we are about to learn. For example, I often use words in the warm-up question that you may not know. Of course, you can always ask me what it means, but you’re more likely to remember it if you can define the word yourself. If you can, be proud that you figured it out, and feel free to help your neighbor.There is another use for warm-ups, however: I want to hear your thoughts and opinions. This is why I often ask opinion questions. In fact, I often change my lesson in small ways based on your responses.