Most teachers identify the goal or objective in their lesson plans. However, can you believe that only 10% share that goal with their students at the beginning of a lesson. Doug Reeves did a study of lessons in 2005 and found that only 10% of teachers set a goal. That means 9 out of 10 teachers never provide students with that "neural courtesy".
We know that setting the goal improves student learning. (Check Marzano's work) Then why are most teachers not doing this? I don't get it!
The way you choose to set that goal is part of the art of teaching. How do you set the goal at the beginning of the lesson?