Total Participation Techniques Making Every Student an Active Learner

ISBN-10: 1416612947

ISBN-13: 9781416612940

Edition: 2011

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Description: Providing easy-to-use alternatives to the "stand and deliver" approach to teaching that causes so many students to tune out--or even drop out--Total Participation Techniques presents dozens of ways to engage K-12 students in active learning and allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and understanding. The authors, Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele, explain both the why and the how of Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) as they explore the high cost of student disengagement, place TPTs in the context of higher-order thinking and formative assessments, and demonstrate how to create a "TPT-conducive classroom."Readers will learn how to implement field-tested techniques they can use on the spot (e.g., Quick-Draws, Quick-Writes, Chalkboard Splash); with Hold-Up cards (e.g., True/Not True, Selected Response); with movement (e.g., Bounce Cards, Line-Ups, Simulations); and to guide note-taking and concept analysis (e.g., Picture Notes, 3-Sentence Wrap-Up, Debate Team Carousel).Each TPT is presented in four parts:* A descriptive overview* How It Works--step-by-step instructions for implementation* How to Ensure Higher-Order Thinking--ideas for advancing students beyond surface-level thinking* Pause to Apply--suggestions for how to adapt and personalize the technique for specific contexts and content areasFilled with examples from real classrooms, Total Participation Techniques is an essential toolkit for teachers at all levels and for administrators who want a model for analyzing lessons to ensure that they are relevant, engaging, and cognitively challenging.

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date: 7/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 133
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924

Dr. Persida Himmele is an Associate Professor at Millersville University in southeastern Pennsylvania. She has served as an elementary and middle school teacher, a district administrator, an English language learner program consultant, and a public speaker on issues related to student engagement and teaching in diverse classrooms.Dr. William Himmele is an Associate Professor at Millersville University in southeastern Pennsylvania. He has served as an ESL teacher and a Speech Pathologist, a higher education administrator, an international consultant and a speaker on issues related to increasing student engagement and teaching English language learners.Keely Potter is a National Board Certified Teacher who currently teaches Language Arts to 5th through 8th graders at Dodson Branch School in Jackson County, Tennessee. Half of her time is spent in the role of "Master Teacher," which allows her to work with teachers in an instructional coach setting. Prior to teaching in her current rural district, Keely was a teacher, a literacy coach, and a reading specialist. She has also served as a professional developer, and as a literacy consultant-which she continues to do. Most of her 21 years of teaching experiences have been in an urban setting, where we observed her weaving the same literary magic that she now currently performs in a rural setting.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
TPTs and Engagement
The High Cost of Disengagement
A Model for Total Participation and Higher-Order Thinking
37 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
TPTs in More Depth
TPTs as Formative Assessment Tools
Building a TPT-Conducive Classroom
Afterword
Appendix: Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy
References
Index
About the Authors
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