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One thing I loved when I was teaching was challenging students expectations. Every lesson follows similar patterns; meet and greet, starter, introduction, development, plenary. Regardless of the subject, the structure of the lessons and the language used become, routine, monotonous and eventually as dead as a cliche.

As a starter I tried to begin with a right brain activity. It rarely had anything to do with the lesson but warmed brains up, getting neurons firing bacause the thought task was unusual and thought provoking in a weird way.

Try this popular:

20 ways to stop a mobile phone from working

To get you going here are a few real examples from students I have taught.

Replace the water feed on a washing machine with an acid feed and put the phone through a wash cycle
Take a journey back in time to before network coverage and leave the phone there

The weirder the suggestion the more your right brain is engaging with the task. If you have trouble with this - and some students suggest things like, "remove the battery." - then you are probably being ruled by your analytical and logical left brain.

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