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The only book to cover active learning in the middle or secondary classroom, this is a sourcebook of hundreds of instructional strategies to engage students in learning for any subject. KEY TOPICS: Specific, practical strategies include ways to get students active from the start through activities that build teamwork and immediately get them thinking about the subject matter. 101 activities include ice-breakers for the beginning of class, strategies for the middle of a lesson, and concluding exercises to foster student reflection and future application. In addition, these activities are designed to enliven learning, deepen understanding, and promote retention. Designed for the preservice and inservice teacher, this book is effective for anyone teaching in middle schools, high schools, colleges, and centers for adult education. For professionals working in middle school/secondary school education.
About the Author.
1. Introducing Active Learning.
How the Brain Works.
The Social Side of Learning.
Concerns about Active Learning.
The Nuts and Bolts of Active Learning.
2. How to Get Students Active from the Start.
On-the-Spot Assessment Strategies.
Immediate Learning Involvement Strategies.
3. How to Help Students Acquire Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes... Actively.
Stimulating Class Discussion.
4. How to Make Learning Unforgettable.