"Sit and Get" Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain (2nd Revised edition)

"Sit and Get" Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain (2nd Revised edition)

By: Marcia L. Tate (author)Paperback

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Essential clues to the adult brain and how it learns best! Teaching busy adults can be a daunting task. In this best-selling book, Marcia Tate uncovers how to deliver memorable, high-impact learning experiences in ways adults learn best. In this second edition offers: - New findings on learning styles, brain research, and adult learning theory - 20 learning strategies proven to engage adults and boost long-term retention - 150 professional learning activities that spark educator participation - New tips to make professional learning unforgettable - Samples of professional learning designs - References to the new Learning Forward Professional Standards - Guided reflection and application sections

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About Author

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; Preparing Children for Success in School and in Life: 20 Ways to Increase Your Child's Brain Power; and Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain; as well as 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, Maxwell Connor, Aaron Bryan, and Roman Alexander.


Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction: Adult Learning Theory 1. Brainstorming and Discussion 2. Drawing and Artwork 3. Field Trips 4. Games 5. Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Webs 6. Humor and Celebration 7. Manipulatives and Models 8. Metaphors, Analogies, and Similes 9. Mnemonic Devices 10. Movement 11. Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rap 12. Project-Based and Problem-Based Instruction 13. Reciprocal Teaching, Cooperative Learning, and Peer Coaching 14. Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades 15. Storytelling 16. Technology 17. Visualization and Guided Imagery 18. Visuals 19. Work Study, Action Research, and Professional Learning Communities 20. Writing and Reflection Resource A: Professional Learning Lesson Design Resource B: Sample Professional Learning Lesson Designs Resource C: Tips for Making Your Professional Learning Unforgettable Resource D: Secrets for Looking Younger, Staying Healthier, and Living Longer Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/08/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781412999342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781412999342
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 1412999340
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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