Mr. Wagner spends longer than one might expect making connections between today's activities and the objective. He also connects the activities of yesterday and tomorrow. As a result, students never lose track of their objective or how what they are doing fits into it.
Consider the following activities for application of this video's content:
Have teachers view this clip and discuss the impact this strategy has on student learning.
Ask teachers to reflect on ways they can integrate this 'connecting' strategy into their current teaching practice. Have them pair and discuss.
For more information refer to the Clarity chapter of The Skillful Teacher.