Corwin: Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain: Second Edition: Marcia L. Tate: 9781412978507
Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites

Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites

20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain

Second Edition

Speaker Through the Corwin Speakers' Bureau Marcia L. Tate
© 2010   168 pages   8.5" x 11"  
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"Turn the page and begin your journey down a path that may help revolutionize your instructional practices or support the effectiveness of the practices that you are currently using. At any rate, in many classrooms the fun has gone out of teaching and learning. Put it back while simultaneously growing dendrites!"
—From the Introduction

Make learning an unforgettable experience for you and your students with brain-compatible strategies!

How can I improve my students' retention of what they have learned? For any teacher asking this vital question, the second edition of Marcia L. Tate's bestseller offers 20 field-tested, brain-compatible instructional strategies that maximize memory, engagement, and learning for every student.

Each concise chapter provides an overview of the brain research and learning style theory behind a specific strategy, sample classroom activities that can be used immediately, and an opportunity to reflect on how to apply the strategy in instruction. Teachers will learn how to make their classrooms come alive with active learning techniques such as:

  • Using graphic organizers, semantic maps, and word webs
  • Engaging students through music, rhythm, rhyme, and rap
  • Harnessing the power of reciprocal teaching and cooperative learning
  • Implementing project-based and problem-based instruction
  • Leading students through visualization and guided imagery exercises

Because students learn best when they are focused and engaged, these research-based teaching strategies enable teachers not only to promote long-term retention of information, but also to increase student motivation and academic success.

Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites

20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain

Second Edition
Speaker Through the Corwin Speakers' Bureau Marcia L. Tate
© 2010   168 pages   8.5" x 11"  
Corwin

Available Formats

ISBN:   9781412978507 Paperback Suggested Retail Price:   $33.95 Bookstore Price:   $27.16
ISBN:   9781452207148 Electronic Version Suggested Retail Price:   $33.95 Bookstore Price:   $27.16

Previous Editions Published by Corwin

First Edition: © 2003

Substantial Content Revisions

The second edition of Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites (2010) is approximately 70% changed from the 2003 edition. The Good and Bad Scenarios in the Introduction are totally different. While the 20 chapters reflect the same 20 strategies which should be used to engage the brains of all K-12 students, the explanations of 19 of the 20 strategies has changed. Ninety percent (221 of the 244) of the research statements in the Why: Theoretical Framework section of each chapter have been updated to reflect 2005-2009 copyright dates. The Bloom’s Taxonomy Chart in Strategy 1: Brainstorming and Discussion has been revised to reflect a 2002 copyright date. Each activity in the Instructional Activities section of every chapter is categorized in the following three ways: Who, or what grade levels is the activity designed for, When, or should the activity be used before, during and/or after the lesson, and Content Areas, or for which content area is the activity most appropriate. Newly-designed activities are included in each chapter that were not included in the first edition and some of the original activities have been omitted. In fact fifty percent (110 of 220) of the activities are new. The Reflection and Application section in each chapter remains unchanged. The Brain-compatible Lesson Plan Design included in Resource A of this book was not in the first book at all.

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