Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain

Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain


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ISBN-13: 9781620878811
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 582,238
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Marcia L. Tate has worked for over thirty years in the DeKalb County School System in Decatur, Georgia,
where she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director. She received the
Distinguished Staff Developer Award for the state of Georgia and her department was chosen to receive the Exemplary Program Award. She has written five best-sellers, including “Sit and Get” Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning
Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain and Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20
Techniques for Managing a Brain-Compatible Classroom.

Warren G. Phillips, Med, is a contributing writer for the Prentice Hall Science Explorer series and has written curriculum for Northeastern University’s Project SEED (science education through experiments and demonstrations) and the Plymouth,
Massachusetts public schools. Phillips has won numerous awards, including the
Middle School Teacher of the Year by the DisneyHand Teaching Award in 2004. He was recently inducted into the Massachusetts Science Educators Hall of Fame and the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas.

Table of Contents

Introduction Acknowledgments About the Authors
1. Strategy 1: Brainstorming and Discussion
2. Strategy 2: Drawing and Artwork
3. Strategy 3: Field Trips
4. Strategy 4: Games
5. Strategy 5: Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Webs
6. Strategy 6: Humor
7. Strategy 7: Manipulatives, Experiments, Labs, and Motels
8. Strategy 8: Metaphors, Analogies, and Similies
9. Strategy 9: Mnemonic Devices
10. Strategy 10: Movement
11. Strategy 11: Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rap
12. Strategy 12: Project-Based and Problem-Based Instruction
13. Strategy 13: Reciprocal Teaching and Cooperative Learning
14. Strategy 14: Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades
15. Strategy 15: Storytelling
16. Strategy 16: Technology
17. Strategy 17: Visualization and Guided Imagery
18. Strategy 18: Visuals
19. Strategy 19: Work Study and Apprenticeships
20. Strategy 20: Writing and Journals Resource A: Brain-compatible Science Lesson Plan Resource B: Sample Brain-compatible Science Lessons Bibliography Index

What People are Saying About This

Emily Nedderson

Tate and Phillips provide research-based strategies that will shape your students’
learning. From music to graphics to technology, they show educators how to incorporate methods that will excite students and make science memorable.

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