Discover how to improve student engagement, foster collaboration, and boost achievement with the power of fun. This book provides dozens of instructional strategies that can be implemented immediately into any classroom to increase student motivation and foster love of learning. Backed up with brain-based research, you can use these techniques, activities, and resources for: - priming students to learn at the beginning of class - promoting higher-level thinking and creativity - helping students master critical concepts and skills - without stress! - class-building and team-building Strategies are supplemented with content-specific examples and sample lesson plans. Learn how to make your classroom a seriously fun place to learn!
Chapter 1: What Is Serious Fun in the Classroom All About? Chapter 2: What Does the Research Say About Serious Fun? Chapter 3: How Does Serious Fun Fit into the 21st-Century Classroom? Chapter 4: How Do I Bring Serious Fun into My Classroom? Chapter 5: Seriously Fun Strategies for Getting Ready to Learn Chapter 6: Seriously Fun Strategies for Class-Building and Team-Building Chapter 7: Seriously Fun Strategies for Processing Content Chapter 8: Seriously Fun Strategies for Movement Chapter 9: Seriously Fun Strategies for Closure Chapter 10: Seriously Fun Content-Specific Activities Chapter 11: What Comes Next?