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Question♦8♦ What♦Are♦the♦Best♦Things♦You♦♦ Can♦Do♦to♦Maximize♦the♦Chances♦of♦a♦♦ Lesson♦Being♦Successful?♦

There are obviously many, many things that teachers can do to maximize the chances of an individual lesson going well. This chapter shares just a few elements that research (and personal experience) tend to say are important. It is not designed as a universal checklist for teachers to ensure that every lesson they do includes every characteristic listed. On occasion, some successful lessons might not include any of these qualities. Other times, some duds might include most of them. So, the question is not:

Do all of my lessons have all of these characteristics all of the time?