Lesson Imaging in Math and Science: Anticipating Student Ideas and Questions for Deeper STEM Learning by Michelle Stephan

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science: Anticipating Student Ideas and Questions for Deeper STEM Learning

Book Title: Lesson Imaging in Math and Science: Anticipating Student Ideas and Questions for Deeper STEM Learning

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416622780

Author: Michelle Stephan


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From respected voices in STEM education comes an innovative lesson planning approach to help turn students into problem solvers: lesson imaging. In this approach, teachers anticipate how chosen activities will unfold in real time—what solutions, questions, and misconceptions students might have and how teachers can promote deeper reasoning. When lesson imaging occurs before instruction, students achieve lesson objectives more naturally and powerfully.

A successful STEM unit attends to activities, questions, technology, and passions. It also entails a careful detailed image of how each activity will play out in the classroom. Lesson Imaging in Math and Science presents teachers with

  • A process of thinking through the structure and implementation of a lesson
  • A pathway to discovering ways to elicit student thinking and foster collaboration
  • An opportunity to become adept at techniques to avoid shutting down the discussion—either by prematurely giving or acknowledging the "right" answer or by casting aside a "wrong" answer

Packed with classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book is sure to help teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.