On the first day, I showed the introductory video "Welcome to the MixsonZone" which went over my syllabus and The Mixson Way (my procedures, etc.).
On the second day, I had the students take out a sheet of paper and list everything they could recall from the previous day's video. Empty stares all around. I gave them 1 minute. Not much. Then I let them work in small groups to recall it together. A little bit better. Finally, I asked them what it would take to help them remember the info. They said they wanted to watch it again, take notes, and have time to study it. So that is what we did.
On the third day, I gave them a quiz. Much better today. Then they could work as a small group to recall. Even better.
We wrapped up our lesson with the following statistics called "Average Retention Rate for New Concepts" (from "The Learning Pyramid" National Training Laboratories, Bethel, Maine, Kurt Levin, Founder).
Average Retention Rate for New Concepts:
Audio-Visual Aids 20%
Discussion Groups 50%
Practice by Doing 75%
Immediate Use of Learning 90%
We finished it up with the good old idiom, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." I can present the material, but the students have to learn it.