Teaching Strategies for Active Learning: Five Essentials for Your Teaching Plan

Teaching Strategies for Active Learning: Five Essentials for Your Teaching Plan

By: Donna E. Walker Tileston (author)Hardback

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'Emphasizes the importance of matching instructional strategies to the appropriate outcomes.Thia is very important!'uCindy Harrison, Educational Consultant'My peers would benefit from having this handbook to guide new and struggling teachers and to inspire the expert teacher on staff. Practical suggestions give educators incremental steps toward increasing the active learning level within any classroom, without giving up control of content.'uBeverly C. Eidmann, Principal, Arvada Middle School, COMake a difference in student learning with the latest and best brain-based teaching strategies!Translating brain research into best practice, Donna Walker Tileston, award-winning author, educator, and trainer, offers teachers a simple and concise Strategic Learning Model applicable to all grade levels, content areas, and instructional settings. This systematic cycle focuses on five essentials that teach learners to plug in, power up, synthesize, outsource, and reflect on their learning.Based on the latest brain and educational research, this student-centered, teacher-friendly guide includes:A carefully chosen collection of instructional strategies for promoting the active transfer of knowledge to students' long-term memoryA step-by-step process for planning powerful lessons that make a difference in student learningSample lesson forms and reproducible templates Sample strategies such as question-and-answer profiles, technology integration, mindjogs, KNLH, group memory, making predictions, cooperative learning, six-hat thinking, collaborative retelling, graphic organizers, thinking at right angles, plus-minus-interesting, and much moreThis is the teaching methods book for all teachers, instructional leaders, and curriculum designers who want to build students' motivation, confidence, self-efficacy, and achievement.

About Author

Donna Walker Tileston is a veteran teacher and administrator. She is currently the president of Strategic Teaching and Learning, a consulting firm that provides services to schools throughout the United States and worldwide. Donna's publications include Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies (2000), which has been on Corwin's bestseller list since its first year in print, in addition to the ten-volume award-winning series What Every Teacher Should Know, now in its second edition. Other recent titles are Teaching Strategies for Active Learning (2006), Teaching Strategies that Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests (2008), and Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap (2009). Donna received her BA from the University of North Texas, her MA from East Texas State University, and her EdD from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She may be reached at www.whateveryteachershouldknow.com


Preface Does the Strategy Follow Current Brain Research? Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Teaching in the 21st Century Elements of the Strategic Learning Model The Teacher's Role 2. Plugging In Part 1 of the Model: Plugging In Self-Efficacy as a Key to Motivation for Learning Activities for Building a Sense of Community in the Classroom Integrating Technology as a Tool for Building Community Summary What Does the Research Say? 3.Powering Up Beginning With the Self-System of the Brain Mind Jogs Building Connections Summary What Does the Research Say? 4. Synthesizing The Metacognitive System Building Declarative Knowledge Summary What Does the Research Say? 5.Outsourcing Concrete Models Brainstorming Models Thinking in Categories Summary What Does the Research Say? 6. Reflecting Summary What Does the Research Say? Resources Resource A: Sample Lesson Forms Resource B: Blackline Masters References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761938545
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 120
  • ID: 9780761938545
  • weight: 570
  • ISBN10: 0761938540

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