Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain / Edition 2
  • Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain / Edition 2
  • Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain / Edition 2

Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain / Edition 2

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by Marcia L. Tate
     
 

"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:
9781412978507
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/16/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
158
Sales rank:
63,777
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Strategy 1Brainstorming and Discussion1
Strategy 2Drawing and Artwork9
Strategy 3Field Trips15
Strategy 4Games21
Strategy 5Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Webs27
Strategy 6Humor37
Strategy 7Manipulatives, Experiments, Labs, and Models43
Strategy 8Metaphors, Analogies, and Similes49
Strategy 9Mnemonic Devices55
Strategy 10Movement61
Strategy 11Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rap67
Strategy 12Project-Based and Problem-Based Instruction73
Strategy 13Reciprocal Teaching and Cooperative Learning79
Strategy 14Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades85
Strategy 15Storytelling91
Strategy 16Technology97
Strategy 17Visualization and Guided Imagery101
Strategy 18Visuals107
Strategy 19Work Study and Apprenticeships113
Strategy 20Writing and Journals119
Bibliography125
Index133

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