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Overview

This indispensable resource draws on the latest research in brain-based learning to provide strategies that motivate adult learners and increase retention.

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Editorial Reviews

Stephanie Hirsh
"Marcia Tate brings the same enthusiasm she has for working with adults to writing for adults. This is a book all trainers could benefit from, study, and keep accessible in their tool chest. "
Journal of Staff Development
"'Sit and Get' Won't Grow Dendrites is THE must-have staff development text of 2005 for all education professionals. This text doesn't lecture on what to teach. Rather, it offers a plethora of methods to help adults learn. This is the ultimate 'how to teach how to teach' resource. "
Principal Magazine
"This easy-to-use book addresses adult learning in funny, creative, and engaging ways. If you're looking to transform your faculty meetings or professional development, this text could be your recipe for success. "
Stephanie Hirsh
"Marcia Tate brings the same enthusiasm she has for working with adults to writing for adults. This is a book all trainers could benefit from, study, and keep accessible in their tool chest."
Journal of Staff Development
"'Sit and Get' Won't Grow Dendrites is THE must-have staff development text of 2005 for all education professionals. This text doesn't lecture on what to teach. Rather, it offers a plethora of methods to help adults learn. This is the ultimate 'how to teach how to teach' resource."
Principal Magazine

"This easy-to-use book addresses adult learning in funny, creative, and engaging ways. If you're looking to transform your faculty meetings or professional development, this text could be your recipe for success."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761931546
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Series: 1-Off Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcia L. Tate, Ed D, is the former executive director of professional development for the De Kalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia and has been presenting to adult audiences for more than 25 years. During her 30-year career with the school district, she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director. She received the Distinguished Staff Development Award for the State of Georgia, and her department was chosen to receive the Exemplary Program Award for the state.

Marcia is currently an educational consultant and has taught more than 400,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the world. She is the author of the following seven bestsellers: Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain; “Sit & Get” Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain; Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Literacy Strategies that Engage the Brain; Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Techniques to Detour Around the Danger Zones; Mathematics Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Numeracy Strategies That Engage the Brain; Preparing Children for Success in School and in Life: 20 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Brain Power; and Science Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain; as well as Social Studies Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain. Participants in her workshops refer to them as “some of the best ones they have ever experienced” since Marcia uses the 20 strategies outlined in her books to actively engage her audiences.

Marcia received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and elementary education from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her master’s degree in remedial reading from the University of Michigan, her specialist degree in educational leadership from Georgia State University, and her doctorate in educational leadership from Clark Atlanta University. Spelman College awarded her the Apple Award for excellence in the field of education.

Marcia is married to Tyrone Tate and is the proud mother of three children, Jennifer, Jessica, and Christopher, and is the doting grandmother of two granddaughters, Christian and Aidan Brooke, and three grandsons, Maxwell Connor, Aaron Bryan, and Roman Alexander.

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Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
Introduction: Adult Learning Theory
Strategy 1: Brainstorming and Discussion
Strategy 2: Drawing and Artwork
Strategy 3: Field Trips
Strategy 4: Games
Strategy 5: Graphic Organizers
Strategy 6: Humor and Celebration
Strategy 7: Manipulatives and Models
Strategy 8: Metaphors, Analogies, and Similes
Strategy 9: Mnemonic Devices
Strategy 10: Movement
Strategy 11: Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rap
Strategy 12: Project- and Problem-Based Instruction
Strategy 13: Reciprocal Teaching, Cooperative Learning, and Peer Coaching
Strategy 14: Role-Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades
Strategy 15: Storytelling
Strategy 16: Technology
Strategy 17: Visualization
Strategy 18: Visuals
Strategy 19: Work Study and Action Research
Strategy 20: Writing and Reflection
Resource: Professional Learning Designs
Bibliography
Index

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