Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain / Edition 1
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Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain / Edition 1

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by Marcia L. Tate
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761938818

ISBN-13: 9780761938811

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: SAGE Publications

"Marcia Tate has done it! This is the most practical application of the brain compatible and learning styles research I've ever seen. The twenty strategies will make learning fun again. Every teacher should explore the rich resource for teaching offered in this book!"
--William Bender, Professor
University of Georgia

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"Marcia Tate has done it! This is the most practical application of the brain compatible and learning styles research I've ever seen. The twenty strategies will make learning fun again. Every teacher should explore the rich resource for teaching offered in this book!"
--William Bender, Professor
University of Georgia

"When teachers in all schools integrate Tate's 20 instructional strategies into classroom instruction, school will become a place where all children can experience success regardless of their learning style."
--Linda Aikens-Young, Principal
C.J. Hicks Elementary School, Conyers, GA

Design fascinating activities and inspire active learning with proven teaching tools!

Attention spans, subject interest, learning styles, and even levels of understanding vary from student to student. Just as every student is different, teachers have their own personalities and teaching styles. Yet years of research confirm that certain teaching tools awaken the desire to learn in students by engaging their brains. And once their brains are engaged, synthesis, and retention of information will soar!

Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites
targets teachers as "growers of brain cells" and encourages them to make practical application of the findings of learning style theorists and neuroscientists. Tactile learners, spatial thinkers, and logical minds alike will become eager students as the strategies in this handbook are implemented. Imagine raising student achievement by meeting the learning needs of each student and increasing subject matter understanding, all while enjoying teaching andlearning. Marcia Tate demonstrates 20 strategies, including:

  • Using humor and telling stories
  • Implementing problem-based instruction
  • Incorporating games into lessons
  • Utilizing mnemonic devices and metaphors
  • And even singing and dancing while learning

Actively engaging students in the learning process is the best way for them to succeed in school--and in life. Give them an edge by growing their dendrites!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761938811
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
Strategy 1: Brainstorming and Discussion
Strategy 2: Drawing and Artwork
Strategy 3: Field Trips
Strategy 4: Games
Strategy 5: Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Webs
Strategy 6: Humor
Strategy 7: Manipulatives, Experiments, Labs, 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-Based and Problem-Based Learning
Strategy 13: Reciprocal Teaching and Cooperative Learning
Strategy 14: Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades
Strategy 15: Storytelling
Strategy 16: Technology
Strategy 17: Visualization and Guided Imagery
Strategy 18: Visuals
Strategy 19: Work Study and Apprenticeships
Strategy 20: Writing and Journals
Resource A: Brain-Compatible Lesson Plan
Resource B: Graphic Organizers
Bibliography
Index

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Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly, the lay out of the book is not as reader-friendly as I would like. When I read through it, I'm like 'meh'. It's just not user-friendly. But the author? The.Best.Presenter.Ever. She modeled these strategies a few years ago to an audience of about 500 educators in my city. She has us engaged on on the edge of our seats for at least 2.5 hours. This book doesn't do the topic justice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a teacher of 8+ years, this book may provide more affirmation than new information.
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