An entry task is like a warm-up. Evidently, Mrs. Love uses a daily “entry task” to help focus her 8th grade students on learning. Here is her Xtranormal movie of a frustrated teacher who is trying to get a student to begin the 5-minute “entry task” in a 50 min. period.

Mrs. Love teaches in a pubic school and has over 100 8th grade students. She is a very conscientious Language Arts teacher; most of her students are not interested in learning.

I guess Mrs. Love’s clever movie would be even funnier if it were not so true. I’ve certainly been there.

Entry Task or The First Five Minutes are the Hardest


About Donna

Changing educational paradigms motivate me to share new technology as well as the admirable work of others who integrate contemporary research on how people learn with supportive, free digital applications and resources. Do teachers ever have enough time or money? Perhaps my discoveries will expedite the journey of a busy educator seeking a 21st Century 'true north' of his or her own.

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