November 17, 2004
At the beginning of each semester I teach a University of Kansas strategy called SLANT.
- S - Sit up straight;
- L - Lean forward (writing position);
- A - Activate your thinking;
- N - Note important points;
- T - Track the talker (keep your eyes on whomever is doing the informing).
I tell the students that this strategy will serve them throughout life, especially in high school and college. After the teaching process, I only have to say 'Slant' and the students respond appropriately. It works like magic for me.