This book will show you how to develop lessons that will inspire students and ignite the desire to learn. Red light methods of teaching, basically chalk and talk don't engage the student and very little learning results. While the book mainly uses examples from primary school the ideas it generates are also applicable across high school as well where students would welcome some creative teaching approaches in the classroom
Contents Each chapter has several examples of lessons and an anaylsis of how you might use the green light techniques examined in that chapter compared to using redlight techniques and the difference that would make to your teaching and student outcomes
Ch.1 Overview of Green Light methods.
Ch 2 Memory : If they can't remember it, they never learned it.
Several memory approaches are explored
Ch 3 Connections : Connections link learning to life eg Abstract to tangible, patterns, sequences, real life etc.
Ch 4 Movement : Movement magnifies learning; how to introduce movement to almost any subject area; using physical movement to teach verbal information and more.
Ch 5 Novelty - Intrigue the mind and fire curiosity; 8 lessons using concrete examples of using novelty in the classroom.
Ch 6 Tone - How to actively access the auditory learning spectrum 4 different approaches are looked at.
Ch 7 Emotions : Learning is always emotional ( Whether you like it or not!), adding joy and laughter;relaxation;reflection; arousing anticipation; building confidence and celebrating success. How would you use these in your classroom?
Ch 8 Socialization : Talking students are learning students. 7 styles are explored.
Ch 9 Drama : Using drama to learn content
Ch 10 Visuals : Do you see what I mean.Several examples are explored some of which may be new to you.
This a wonderful teaching resource which I strongly recommend.
Author :R Allen pb 186 pages pub USA 2008