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Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites

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Updated throughout and presenting new classroom applications and research, this updated edition features concise chapters - each one targeting a separate strategy. In each chapter, readers will find:

•The brain research and learning style theory behind the strategy
•Sample classroom activities that use the strategy
•Reflections and action steps for integrating the strategy into classroom instruction

Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain, Second Edition not only enables teachers to significantly strengthen learners' capacity for content recall, but also to increase student motivation and academic success.

 

CONTENTS:
Introduction
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Strategy 1: Brainstorming and Discussion
Strategy 2: Drawing and Artwork
Strategy 3: Field Trips
Strategy 4: Games
Strategy 5: Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Webs
Strategy 6: Hum
Strategy 7: Manipulatives, Experiments, Labs, and Models
Strategy 8: Metaphors, Analogies, and Si
Strategy 9: Mnemonic Devic
Strategy 10: Movement
Strategy 11: Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rap
Strategy 12: Project-based and Problem-based Instruction
Strategy 13: Reciprocal Teaching and Cooperative Learing
Strategy 14: Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades
Strategy 15: Storytelling
Strategy 16: Technology
Strategy 17: Visualization and Guided Imagery
Strategy 18: Visuals
Strategy 19: Work Study and Apprenticeships
Strategy 20: Writing and Journals
Resource: Brain-Compatible Lesson Design

Author

Marcia L. Tate is the executive director of professional development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia. During her 28-year career with the district, Tate has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development director. As an educational consultant, she has presented to over 50,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the United States

 

Pub 2010   USA    Pb  lge format   158 pages

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