High-Impact Teaching Strategies for the 'XYZ' Era of Education

High-Impact Teaching Strategies for the 'XYZ' Era of Education

by Richard Howell Allen
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High-Impact Teaching Strategies for the 'XYZ' Era of Education

In today’s classrooms, the teacher/student divide isn’t just generational — it is digital. Exposure to digital technology from birth hard-wires the human brain to learn differently. For 21st Century learners, traditional ‘chalk and talk’ instruction belongs to a bygone era. Instead, these students need interactive teaching strategies. This book offers 26 proven, interactive strategies to help teachers improve academic results, student engagement and classroom behavior. Importantly, while replicating many features of the digital environment, none of the strategies rely on technology. They require little or no extra budget and reduce wasted effort on the part of the teacher by actively involving students in the learning process.

Ignite student learning and enhance your instruction!

  • Addresses the need for teachers to adjust their teaching strategies to meet the needs of 21st Century learners.
  • Offers 26 (A-Z) High-Impact Strategies, explaining why they are important to digital natives; how they support classroom management; and specific steps, tips and techniques for implementing them.
  • Features a series of High-Impact Lessons from real teachers in real classrooms with real students, covering all 26 strategies across the grade levels and content areas.
  • Includes 10 stories that can be used in the classroom as analogies, metaphors, or examples.

What Educators are Saying

“Every educator needs to read this book. It successfully provides teachers with a recipe that can be used in any classroom, any content, [and] any grade-level to teach people. Teaching is an art, and the author masterfully unlocks the secrets of a successful teacher.”

- Cheryl K. Dick, elementary school teacher, Nixa R-II School District, Nixa, MO

“The connection of each strategy [in High Impact Teaching Strategies] to the world children live in today enabled me to better understand why we need to change the way we think about the instruction we deliver. These high impact-teaching strategies are both useful and relevant to the challenges educators and students face each day.”
- Tracy S. Hendrix, academic coach, Carnesville Elementary School, Carnesville, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780137144266
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 05/08/2009
Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Section One

Understanding the Dynamics of the ‘XYZ’ Era of Education

Section Two

High-Impact ABC Strategies


A = Acknowledgment

B = Being Open

C = Crest of the Wave

D = Directions

E = Entertainment

F = Frames

G = Getting Responses

H = High-Quality Responses

I = Involve, Don’t Tell

J = Jump Up

K = Keen Visuals

L = Labels

M = Music

N = Novelty

O = Ownership

P = Pause

Q = Questions

R = Revolutions

S = Socialization

T = Tiers

U = Uniquely Memorable

V = Vocal Italics

W = Walk Away

X = X-Ray Vision

Y = Yesterday Lives!

Z = Zones of Instruction

Lesson 1: The Presence of Chlorophyll in Leaves

Lesson 2: Natural Resources

Lesson 3: Using Question Marks Appropriately

Lesson 4: Know Your State

Lesson 5: Sentence Types

Lesson 6: ABCs on the Move

Lesson 7: Photo Journal Review

Lesson 8: Native American Legends

Lesson 9: Animals in the Ocean

Lesson 10: Plotting Points on the Coordinate Grid

Lesson 11: American History Time Lines

Lesson 12: Can You Dig It?

Lesson 13: Review Baseball

Lesson 14: Docent of Your Own Museum–Understanding the Visual Arts in Relation to History and Culture

Lesson 15: Carrying Capacity of a Landscape

A Final Thought

Section Three

Lessons in the Language of Learning



The Strawberry

The Traveler

The Animal School

The White Horse

The Castle Wall

The Two Seeds

The 1958 World Series

The Caterpillars

The Bicycle



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