What is a Smart Starter?
A Smart Starter changes "extra" moments in a classroom setting into teachable moments. They are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this series are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend.
When are Smart Starters used?
As their name suggests, they are good for igniting learning. Instead of the slow move into a class period, lesson or school day, a Smart Starter quick-starts the action. Each one warms up the brain with a sparkling challenge. Students also need this kind of spark at times other than the beginning of the day or class period. Use a Smart Starter any time there is a lull, or any time students need a break from a longer activity. They work effectively to stimulate thinking at the beginning, end or middle of a class period, or any other time you can squeeze in an extra ten minutes.
Why use Smart Starters?
They're energising! They're stimulating! They're fun! They nudge students to focus on a specific goal. They "wake-up" tired minds. They require students to make use of previously acquired knowledge and skills. Because of their short length, they give quick success and quick rewards - thus inspiring confidence and satisfaction for the learners.
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