Active Lessons for Active Brains: Teaching Boys and Other Experiential Learners, Grades 3-10

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Learn what to do when your students’ feet just can’t keep still.

If you have had enough of repeating yourself to students who aren’t listening, try a little less talk and a lot more action. The authors of Active Lessons for Active Brains have assembled an indispensable, ready-to-use collection of mathematics, language arts, science, and classroom management strategies to focus a classroom full of energetic minds. Designed for active, hands-on learners—whether male or female—the ...

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Active Lessons for Active Brains: Teaching Boys and Other Experiential Learners, Grades 3-10

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Overview

Learn what to do when your students’ feet just can’t keep still.

If you have had enough of repeating yourself to students who aren’t listening, try a little less talk and a lot more action. The authors of Active Lessons for Active Brains have assembled an indispensable, ready-to-use collection of mathematics, language arts, science, and classroom management strategies to focus a classroom full of energetic minds. Designed for active, hands-on learners—whether male or female—the text provides more than 70 specific lesson plans for addressing students’ common challenges, already differentiated to match their experiential learning style.

The many benefits of using this book include:

• A more orderly classroom
• Enhanced capacity to focus on tasks
• Improved retention of subject matter
• Increased student engagement

This book contains a wealth of examples, visuals, and material that can be easily reproduced in the classroom. Suitable for upper elementary to high school students, lesson plans can be readily adapted to suit any curriculum.

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Editorial Reviews

David Chadwell
“James, Allison, and McKenzie provide teachers with concrete lessons that engage students, as well as research-based background on why these activities are needed. Theincluded lessons give numerous examples of how teachers can approach the learning processto fully engagestudents. Active Lessons for Active Brainsis a valuableresource for teachers in any content area and at any grade level.”
Jay Greytok

"Active Lessons for Active Brains is a great resource for those new to teaching who may need some guidance, as well as those seasoned veterans looking for fresh lessons to enhance what they already do. Most teachers understand that there are multiple modalities that children use in order to learn and the best educators are masters at using all of them in the classroom. These lessons will help students develop into active learners and move from a teacher-directed classroom to one of student engagement, inquiry and critical thinking."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781628737660
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Abigail Norfleet James taught for many years in single-sex schools and consults on the subject of gendered teaching to school systems, colleges, and universities. Her area of expertise is developmental and educational psychology as applied to the gendered classroom.

Sandra Boyd Allison is an experienced educator with thirty-five years’ teaching and consulting experience in curriculum instruction, secondary mathematics, and special education. She has been recognized by her peers as Teacher of the Year and holds National Board certification in AYA Mathematics.

Caitlin Zimmerman McKenzie is a teacher of language arts in single-gender middle schools. She has presented at national and regional conferences on teaching language arts in single-gender classrooms.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
1. A Brief Look at Experiential Learners
The Active Brain: Male or Female
Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Study Strategies
2. Math
General Math
Algebra
Geometry
3. Language Arts
Reading
Writing and Grammar
4. Science
5. Study Strategies
Conclusion
References
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