Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner, 2nd ed.

Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner, 2nd ed.

by Persida Himmele, Paersida Himmele


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Here are 51 easy-to-use, classroom-tested alternatives to the “stand and deliver” teaching techniques that cause so many students to tune out or drop out. Teachers report that these techniques motivate students to participate in learning, as they build confidence and are supported by compelling and safe ways to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of lessons.

Refined through years of classroom experiences and supported by updated research, this 2nd edition delivers a dozen new techniques to engage K–12 students in active learning.

The authors provide detailed descriptions of the Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) with step-by-step instructions—plus reproducible blackline masters for student response cards as well as posters to remind you to use the techniques. They also suggest how you can adapt and personalize the techniques to fit your context and content.

Packed with examples from authentic classrooms, Total Participation Techniques is an essential toolkit for teachers who want to present lessons that are relevant, engaging, and cognitively challenging.

Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele are professors who regularly work with preservice teachers and consult with educators in U.S. and international schools. They are also the authors of Total Literacy Techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416623991
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date: 07/18/2017
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 52,418
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: TPTs and Engagement
The High Cost of Engagement
A Model for Total Participation and Higher-Order Thinking
Section 2: Classroom-Ready TPTs
TPT Tools and Supplies
On-the-Spot TPTs
TPT Hold-Ups
TPTs Involving Movement
TPTs to Guide Note-Taking and Concept Analysis
TPT Wrap-Ups
Section 3: TPTs in More Depth
TPTs as Formative Assessment Tools
Building a TPT-Conducive Classroom
Appendix A: Higher-Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge
Appendix B: Posters and Tools
About the Authors

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