Teaching Strategies for Active Learning: Five Essentials for Your Teaching Plan

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Translating brain research into best practice, this book offers teachers a concise Strategic Learning Model for the active transfer of knowledge to students' long-term memory.

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Editorial Reviews

Beverly C. Eidmann
"My peers wouldbenefit from having this handbook to guide new and struggling teachers as well as to inspire the expert teacher on staff. Practical suggestions give educators steps toward increasing the active learning level within any classroom, without giving up control of content, while also potentially increasing academic achievement by having more students tune in to their learning."
Cindy Harrison
"Emphasizes the importance of matching instructional strategies to the appropriate outcomes, taking into account the brain research. This is very important!"
Russ Adams
"Reinforces much of what we know about teaching and learning."
NSTA Recommends
"Teaching is a craft, and the design of the craft is the same regardless of the discipline. Tileston has created a user-friendly how-to reference that will help teachers move learners from a position of spectator to one of active player. Teaching Strategies for Active Learning makes the secret of learning visible, with clear explanations, easy-to-implement suggestions, and connections to the current brain research on learning."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761938545
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/5/2006
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Donna Walker Tileston is a veteran teacher and administrator. She is currently the president of Strategic Teaching and Learning, a consulting firm that provides services to schools throughout the United States and worldwide. Donna’s publications include Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies (2000), which has been on Corwin's bestseller list since its first year in print, in addition to the ten-volume award-winning series What Every Teacher Should Know, now in its second edition. Other recent titles are Teaching Strategies for Active Learning (2006), Teaching Strategies that Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests (2008), and Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap (2009). Donna received her BA from the University of North Texas, her MA from East Texas State University, and her Ed D from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She may be reached at www.whateveryteachershouldknow.com

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Table of Contents

Does the Strategy Follow Current Brain Research?
About the Author
1. Teaching in the 21st Century
Elements of the Strategic Learning Model
The Teacher’s Role
2. Plugging In
Part 1 of the Model: Plugging In
Self-Efficacy as a Key to Motivation for Learning
Activities for Building a Sense of Community in the Classroom
Integrating Technology as a Tool for Building Community
What Does the Research Say?
3.Powering Up
Beginning With the Self-System of the Brain
Mind Jogs
Building Connections
What Does the Research Say?
4. Synthesizing
The Metacognitive System
Building Declarative Knowledge
What Does the Research Say?
Concrete Models
Brainstorming Models
Thinking in Categories
What Does the Research Say?
6. Reflecting
What Does the Research Say?
Resource A: Sample Lesson Forms
Resource B: Blackline Masters

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