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"Sit and Get" Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain / Edition 2

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Overview

Make professional development unforgettable

Teaching busy adults can be a daunting task. How do you grab their attention and make material memorable? Expert Marcia Tate knows how adults learn best and shares 20 professional development strategies that work. What you’ll find in the 2nd edition:

  • 20 learning strategies proven to engage adults and boost long-term retention
  • 150 professional learning activities that spark educator participation
  • New findings on learning styles, brain research, and adult learning theory
  • References to the new Learning Forward Professional Standards
  • Samples of professional learning designs
  • Guided reflection and application sections

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
"The focus is on teaching busy adults and creating experiences that reinforce learning: new findings in brain research, learning styles, and differences between adult and younger learners make this apowerful, recommended pick for any adult education collection."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412999342
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/20/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 192,809
  • Product dimensions: 7.08 (w) x 9.86 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcia L. Tate, EdD, is the former executive director of professional development for the DeKalb 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
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction: Adult Learning Theory
1. Brainstorming and Discussion
2. Drawing and Artwork
3. Field Trips
4. Games
5. Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Webs
6. Humor and Celebration
7. Manipulatives and Models
8. Metaphors, Analogies, and Similes
9. Mnemonic Devices
10. Movement
11. Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rap
12. Project-Based and Problem-Based Instruction
13. Reciprocal Teaching, Cooperative Learning, and Peer Coaching
14. Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades
15. Storytelling
16. Technology
17. Visualization and Guided Imagery
18. Visuals
19. Work Study, Action Research, and Professional Learning Communities
20. Writing and Reflection
Resource A: Professional Learning Lesson Design
Resource B: Sample Professional Learning Lesson Designs
Resource C: Tips for Making Your Professional Learning Unforgettable
Resource D: Secrets for Looking Younger, Staying Healthier, and Living Longer
Bibliography
Index
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