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

ISBN-10: 1412998751
ISBN-13: 9781412998758
Edition: 2012
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Description: Best-selling author and renowned educator Marcia L. Tate brings her trademark practicality to teachers seeking the latest brain-compatible tools for engaging students and bringing social studies to life in the classroom. This resource includes 20  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 12/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Best-selling author and renowned educator Marcia L. Tate brings her trademark practicality to teachers seeking the latest brain-compatible tools for engaging students and bringing social studies to life in the classroom. This resource includes 20 proven brain-compatible strategies and more than 200 grade-leveled activities for applying them. Teachers will find concrete ways to integrate national social studies content standards into their curriculum with visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile experiences that maximize retention, including: Project-based and problem-based instructionWork-study and apprenticeshipsGraphic organizers, semantic maps, and word webs Technology, including internet projects This book provides a wealth of K-12 examples showing how to apply these 20 powerful teaching strategies to the ten themes of social studies, including sample lesson plans, and demonstrates how teachers can plan and deliver their own unforgettable lessons. Each chapter offers real-life examples; a what, why, and how for each strategy; activities; and note pages for brainstorming how to implement these exciting ideas.

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 350,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the world, including Australia, Egypt, Hungary, Singapore, Thailand, 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, co-written with Warren Phillips, one of the best science teachers in the countr y . 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. Now, Tate is offering an online course, "Growing Dendrites: 20 Strategies That Engage the Brain". Visit our Professional Learning page for more information!

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
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
Resource: Brain-Compatible Lesson Design
Bibliography
Index

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