How much time do you have for . . .
Hello! I just downloaded the wonderful warm-ups Kyle and Jon sent via email today. They caused me to wonder: how long are most people’s classes? How much time do you devote to a warm-up? Do you try to connect the subject of the warm-up to the subject of the lesson, or is the idea that all thinking is good thinking? Please don’t answer theoretically. Give me real-world, your-experience, nuts-and-bolts answers. For example, I have 45 minutes of math 5 days a week. Sometimes 50 minutes, but usually 45. If I use a warm-up, I often end up looking at the clock and realizing I have only 15 minutes left. I love encouraging exploration and problem-solving, but I also need time to anchor it to something and make it repeatable for the kids . . . don’t I?
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