Ready-to-Go Instructional Strategies That Build Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking

Ready-to-Go Instructional Strategies That Build Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking

by Denise M. White, Alisa H. Braddy

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Overview

Ready-to-Go Instructional Strategies That Build Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking by Denise M. White, Alisa H. Braddy

Craft a culture of engaging, student-centered learning!



With over 50 years of experience in education, Alisa H. Braddy and Denise White have compiled this essential toolkit for teachers of any subject or grade level to inject life into their instruction. Suitable for teachers, administrators, or instructional coaches, this resource creates engaging lessons that bring agency and critical thinking to students’ learning. Step-by-step procedures for implementing the various strategies are provided in each chapter as well as:


  • Actual scenarios and vignettes of strategies in action
  • A matrix highlighting the benefits of each strategy
  • Reflection questions to challenge readers’ thinking and generate action

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506333953
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/30/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 343,611
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Denise White taught on both the elementary and secondary levels for many years before working with adults in an instructional coaching capacity. She is currently working with teachers around the country as an education consultant. Denise lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband and twin sons and can often be spotted riding her pink bike by the river.

Alisa H. Braddy is a former primary, elementary, and high school teacher with over two decades of teaching experience. Alisa was a literacy specialist and instructional coach before she left to dedicate her full-time attention to educational consulting. She makes her home in Florence, South Carolina with her husband, son, and a whole zoo full of animals.

Table of Contents

Instructional Strategies Matrix
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Preface
Chapter 1: Hooking Them In: Powerful Strategies for Opening a Lesson
Chapter 2: Keep Calm and Question On: Creating Quality Questions for Critical Thinking
Chapter 3: Let Them Talk: Structuring Academic Conversations and Effective Communication
Chapter 4: Two Heads are Better than One: Strategies for Effective Collaboration
Chapter 5: Get Moving: Embedding Purposeful Movement into Instruction
Chapter 6: Make it Stick: Powerful Strategies for Closing a Lesson and Providing Reflection
Resources: Strategy Templates
References
Index

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