Teaching in the Block

Author: Michael D. Rettig
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317921232
Format: PDF
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This bestseller describes alternatives to lecturing, traditional questioning, and individual pencil and paper tasks. It offers practical advice on how teachers can harness the potential of the extended period.

Foreign Language Teacher s Guide to Active Learning

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 9781883001759
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The easy-to-implement activities and strategies in this book will help middle and high school foreign language teachers enhance their students' success. It shows how to create a classroom in which students can actively experience, experiment and discover a foreign language. It applies brain research, multiple intelligences, alternative assessment, technology and other educational innovations to the foreign language classroom.

The World Language Teacher s Guide to Active Learning

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351689177
Format: PDF, Docs
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Enhance your students’ success and improve the likelihood of retention with the easy-to-implement activities and strategies in this book! Bestselling author Deborah Blaz shows how to create a classroom in which students can actively experience, experiment with and discover a world language. The new edition features updated strategies based on brain-based research and new ideas for using technology and personalized learning. In addition, the book has been reorganized to help you easily find and pull activities you want to use in your classroom the very next day. You’ll learn how to... mix up your repertoire of activities, games, and exercises to keep students engaged; introduce students to the culture of the language you teach by hosting parties and celebrations; overcome some of the biggest obstacles in the path to fluency, including verb conjugation, using object pronouns, and the subjunctive mood; customize your teaching strategies to accommodate a broader range of talents, skills, and intelligences; implement new assessment strategies to improve verbal skills and reading comprehension; and more! Bonus: Downloadable versions of some of the resources in this book are available on the Routledge website at www.routledge.com/9781138049574, so you can print and distribute them for immediate classroom use.

Teaching Science in the Block

Author: Alvin Pettus
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131791984X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides detailed instructional strategies, sample lesson plans, and sample assessments to help science teachers make the best us of the additional time available in a block schedule.

Teaching Mathematics in the Block

Author: Carla Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317920694
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides detailed instructional strategies, sample lesson plans, and sample assessments so that mathematics teachers can make the best use of the additional time.

41 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom Grades 6 12

Author: Diane Casale-Giannola
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283567
Format: PDF, Docs
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Keys to engaging secondary students Research shows that all students—regardless of learning style, disability category, or language difference—learn more effectively when they are engaged in active learning. This book shows teachers how to help all students achieve positive learning outcomes. The authors provide a compilation of strategies that serve as blueprints for instructional design and directions for using them across a variety of content areas. The many benefits of active learning include: A more engaged and interactive classroom Increased self-directed learning Development of higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, evaluation Improved reading, discussion, and writing competencies

Active Learning

Author: Melvin L. Silberman
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205178667
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Presents learning activities for the beginning and middle of a teaching session in a middle or secondary classroom, and features concluding exercises to encourage reflection, retention, and application.

Creating a Classroom Culture That Supports the Common Core

Author: Bryan Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317909259
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Is your classroom culture conducive to the expectations of the Common Core? Teaching content is not enough; students need a classroom structure and atmosphere that will help them learn key academic skills. This practical book will show you how to transform your classroom culture, raise the level of rigor, encourage higher-level questioning and critical thinking, and promote academic discussions. You will also find out how to adjust your classroom management techniques so that students learn to regulate themselves while completing these higher-level tasks. Special Features in Each Chapter: Key Idea—a summary of the essential idea that will be addressed in the chapter Practical strategies—a variety of easy-to-implement ideas that you can try right away Connections to the Common Core State Standards—how the skills taught in this book will help students meet the standards Reflection Questions—thoughtful questions that will help teachers apply their learning to their own classrooms. These questions can be answered independently or used in book study groups. Extend Your Knowledge—creative ideas for extending your knowledge beyond the ideas in this book

Active Learning Strategies in Higher Education

Author: Anastasia Misseyanni
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787144887
Format: PDF
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This book focuses on selected best practices for effective active learning in Higher Education. Contributors present the epistemology of active learning along with specific case studies from different disciplines and countries. Discussing issues around ICTs, collaborative learning, experiential learning and other active learning strategies.

Student Engagement Techniques

Author: Elizabeth F. Barkley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470549780
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning is challenging educators across the country,yet good advice on how to accomplish this has not been readily available. Student Engagement Techniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachers a dynamic model for engaging students and includes over one hundred tips, strategies, and techniques that have been proven to help teachers from a wide variety of disciplines and institutions motivate and connect with their students. The ready-to-use format shows how to apply each of the book's techniques in the classroom and includes purpose, preparation, procedures, examples, online implementation, variations and extensions, observations and advice, and key resources. "Given the current and welcome surge of interest in improving student learning and success, this guide is a timely and important tool, sharply focused on practical strategies that can really matter." ?Kay McClenney, director, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Community College Leadership Program, the University of Texas at Austin "This book is a 'must' for every new faculty orientation program; it not only emphasizes the importance of concentrating on what students learn but provides clear steps to prepare and execute an engagement technique. Faculty looking for ideas to heighten student engagement in their courses will find usefultechniques that can be adopted, adapted, extended, or modified." ?Bob Smallwood, cocreator of CLASSE (Classroom Survey of Student Engagement) and assistant to the provost for assessment, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, University of Alabama "Elizabeth Barkley's encyclopedia of active learning techniques (here called SETs) combines both a solid discussion of the research on learning that supports the concept of engagement and real-life examples of these approaches to teaching in action." ?James Rhem, executive editor, The National Teaching & Learning Forum