Through the years, I’ve had many conversations with adult education instructors about ways in which to start a class session. Often these conversations include the desire to introduce content and topics into an already overcrowded curriculum. There is also a wish to integrate subject matter with skills in observation, description, hypothesizing, and written/oral communication. And this is to be done in a short period of time, so that the group can move on to “regular class activities”. What a tall order!!