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

ISBN-10: 0761938818
ISBN-13: 9780761938811
Edition: 2003
Authors: Marcia L. Tate
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 3/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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 the book incorporates both brain research, multiple intelligences, 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 levels that teachers can immediately implement

Marcia L. Tate, EdD, is the former executive director of professional development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia and has been presenting to adult audiences for more than 25 years. During her 30-year career with the school 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. Marcia is currently an educational consultant and has taught more than 400,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the world. She is the author of the following seven 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 to Detour Around the Danger Zones; Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Numeracy Strategies That Engage the Brain;nbsp; Preparing Children for Success in School and in Life: 20 Ways to Increase Your Child's Brain Power; nbsp;andnbsp; Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain;nbsp;as well asnbsp;Social Studies Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain. Participants in her workshops refer to them as "some of the best ones they have ever experienced" since Marcia uses the 20 strategies outlined in her books to actively engage her audiences. Marcia 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. Marcia is married to Tyrone Tate and is the proud mother of three children, Jennifer, Jessica, and Christopher, and is the doting grandmother of two granddaughters, Christian and Aidan Brooke, and three grandsons,nbsp; Maxwell Connor, Aaron Bryan, and Roman Alexander. nbsp;

Introduction
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Brainstorming and Discussion
Drawing and Artwork
Field Trips
Games
Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Webs
Humor
Manipulatives, Experiments, Labs, and Models
Metaphors, Analogies, and Similes
Mnemonic Devices
Movement
Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rap
Project-Based and Problem-Based Instruction
Reciprocal Teaching and Cooperative Learning
Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades
Storytelling
Technology
Visualization and Guided Imagery
Visuals
Work Study and Apprenticeships
Writing and Journals
Bibliography
Index

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