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Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites

20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain



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Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain
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What could be more frustrating for teachers than teaching an important lesson and then having students unable to recall the content just 24 hours later? Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites contains 20 brain-compatible instructional strategies which maximize memory and minimize forgetting. The knowledge base for this text incorporates, brain research, multiple intelligence, and learning style theory. Marica Tate shows how to raise student achievement through the use of these brain-based instructional strategies. Each short chapter follow a user-friendly format that covers the What (Defining the Strategy), the Why (Research Rationale), the How (Sample Classroom Activities), and Reflection (How Can I Use This Strategy?). Using these strategies will not only help students retain content and increase motivation but will also improve the classroom environment. Full of classroom examples in all content areas and all grade levels that teachers can immediately implement

Table of Contents

Introduction Acknowledgments About the Author Strategy 1: Brainstorming and Discussion Strategy 2: Drawing and Artwork Strategy 3: Field Trips Strategy 4: Games Strategy 5: Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Webs Strategy 6: Humor Strategy 7: Manipulatives, Experiments, Labs, 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-Based and Problem-Based Instruction Strategy 13: Reciprocal Teaching and Cooperative Learning Strategy 14: Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades Strategy 15: Storytelling Strategy 16: Technology Strategy 17: Visualization and Guided Imagery Strategy 18: Visuals Strategy 19: Work Study and Apprenticeships Strategy 20: Writing and Journals Bibliography Index

Author Biography

Worksheets Dont Grow Dendrites, Second EditionBrain-Based Learning From Marcia L. TateOnline PD Course Marcia L. Tate is the former executive director of professional development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia. During her 30-year career with the district, she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director. She received the Distinguished Staff Development Award for the State of Georgia, and her department was chosen to receive the Exemplary Program Award for the state. Tate is currently an educational consultant and has taught more than 300,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the world, including Australia, Egypt, Hungary, Singapore, and New Zealand. She is the author of the following five bestsellers: Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain; "Sit & Get" Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain; Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Literacy Strategies that Engage the Brain; Shouting Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Techniques for Managing a Brain-compatible Classroom; and Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Numeracy Strategies that Engage the Brain. Participants in her workshops refer to them as "some of the best ones they have ever experienced" since Tate uses the 20 strategies outlined in her books to actively engage her audiences. Tate received her bachelor's degree in psychology and elementary education from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her master's degree in remedial reading from the University of Michigan, her specialist degree in educational leadership from Georgia State University, and her doctorate in educational leadership from Clark Atlanta University. Spelman College awarded her the Apple Award for excellence in the field of education.
Release date NZ
April 27th, 2003
Edited by Marcia L. Tate
Country of Publication
United States
Corwin Press Inc
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