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20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain



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"Sit and Get" Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain by Marcia L. Tate
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While very similar in content, tone, organization, and style to Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites, this book will be aimed at staff developers. Marcia L Tate draws on adult learning theory and brain research to present 20 strategies for staff developers to use in their presentations. She will retain the user-friendly and popular format from Worksheets: What? (defining the strategy), Why? (research rationale), How? (sample presentation activities), and Reflection (how can I use this strategy?).

Table of Contents

Preface About the Author Introduction: Adult Learning Theory Strategy 1: Brainstorming and Discussion Strategy 2: Drawing and Artwork Strategy 3: Field Trips Strategy 4: Games Strategy 5: Graphic Organizers Strategy 6: Humor and Celebration Strategy 7: Manipulatives and Models Strategy 8: Metaphors, Analogies, and Similes Strategy 9: Mnemonic Devices Strategy 10: Movement Strategy 11: Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rap Strategy 12: Project- and Problem-Based Instruction Strategy 13: Reciprocal Teaching, Cooperative Learning, and Peer Coaching Strategy 14: Role-Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades Strategy 15: Storytelling Strategy 16: Technology Strategy 17: Visualization Strategy 18: Visuals Strategy 19: Work Study and Action Research Strategy 20: Writing and Reflection Resource: Professional Learning Designs Bibliography Index

Author Biography

Marcia L. Tate is the executive director of professional development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia. During her 28-year career with the district, Tate has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development director. As an educational consultant, she has presented to over 50,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the United States.
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September 7th, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Corwin Press Inc
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