The Active Classroom: Practical Strategies for Involving Students in the Learning Process

The Active Classroom: Practical Strategies for Involving Students in the Learning Process

by Ronald J. (Justin) Nash
     
 

ISBN-10: 141296086X

ISBN-13: 9781412960861

Pub. Date: 06/17/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Promote learning that is purposeful, engaging, brain-compatible, spontaneous, reflective,  and fun for everyone!

This resource shows teachers how to turn passive students into enthusiastic participants in their own learning. Emphasizing that students must be actively involved in the learning process if their classroom experience is

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Overview

Promote learning that is purposeful, engaging, brain-compatible, spontaneous, reflective,  and fun for everyone!

This resource shows teachers how to turn passive students into enthusiastic participants in their own learning. Emphasizing that students must be actively involved in the learning process if their classroom experience is to lead to deeper understanding and the building of lasting new knowledge, the author illustrates how teachers can be facilitators who:

  • Establish a safe climate for learning
  • Create an interactive environment that nurtures discussion and interdependent learning
  • Manage movement in the classroom
  • Teach to all learning modalities
  • Incorporate visuals, storytelling, and technology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412960861
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/17/2008
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Rich Allen Allen, Rich

1 Creating the Right Environment 1

2 Incorporating Structured Conversations 17

3 Managing Movement in the Classroom 29

4 Using Music to Facilitate Process 44

5 Presenting With Confidence 54

6 Teaching to All Modalities 68

7 Using Visuals and Technology 78

8 Unlocking Doors With Storytelling 92

9 Considering the New Reality and Practical Applications 100

10 Planning for the Active Classroom 114

App. A The Active Classroom at a Glance 124

App. B Elementary/Middle School Language Arts Lesson Plan 142

References 145

Index 150

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