In this thoroughly updated third edition of Marcia Tate’s bestseller, you’ll learn about twenty definitive brain-compatible techniques to maximize retention and minimize forgetting in learners of all ages. Tate’s techniques are drawn from the latest neuroscientific research and learning style theory and are described step-by-step for immediate application in your classroom. Learn how to: Incorporate interactive fun to your existing lessons, including field trips, games, humor, and even music and rap Use graphic organizers and word webs to solidify lessons visually Facilitate innovative methods of project-based learning
Teaching busy adults can be a daunting task. How do you grab their attention and make material memorable? Expert Marcia Tate knows how adults learn best and shares 20 professional development strategies that work. What you’ll find in the 2nd edition: 20 learning strategies proven to engage adults and boost long-term retention 150 professional learning activities that spark educator participation New findings on learning styles, brain research, and adult learning theory References to the new Learning Forward Professional Standards Samples of professional learning designs Guided reflection and application sections
Award-winning educator Marcia L. Tate provides a research-based road map for raising respectful, responsible children who achieve to their fullest potential. The best-selling author, mother, and grandmother shares brain-compatible strategies for “growing dendrites” and guiding children toward personal, academic, and career success. Her latest book provides parents and caregivers with a wealth of practical tips and tools for:Creating a calm and brain-compatible home environment Incorporating positive physical contact and verbal communication Encouraging play that develops creativity and imagination Strengthening children’s auditory, tactile, kinesthetic, and visual modes of learning
Behavioral problems often occur when students are bored or unmotivated. This newly revised edition from education expert, Marcia L. Tate, helps you detour students around misbehavior. Tate provides updated research, new vignettes, the latest classroom management, and Common Core-aligned techniques that will help:
• Establish a relationship with students that supports deep learning
• Deliver brain-compatible lessons
• Work with students who have attention deficit disorder and chronic behavior problems
• Promote student concentration and memory with classroom arrangement, light, color, and music
Implement the crucial elements for lasting motivation and engagement with this essential guide!
Bestselling author and renowned educator Marcia L. Tate brings her trademark practicality to teachers seeking the latest brain-compatible tools for engaging students and bringing science to life in the classroom. Coauthored with award-winning science teacher Warren G. Phillips, this must-have resource includes twenty proven brain-compatible strategies and 250 activities for applying them. Teachers will find concrete ways to integrate national science content standards into their curriculum with visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile experiences that maximize retention, including:
· Music, rhythm, rhyme, and rap
· Storytelling and humor
· Graphic organizers, semantic maps, and word webs
· Manipulatives, experiments, labs, and models
· Internet and spreadsheet projects
This book covers a full range of K–12 science subjects, including physical, life, earth, and space science, and provides brain-compatible sample lesson plans. Each chapter offers real-life examples; a what, why, and how for each strategy; activities; and note pages for brainstorming how to implement these exciting new ideas.
Brain-based strategies turn reluctant readers into motivated learners!
Building on Marcia Tate’s successful “dendrite-growing” teaching strategies, Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites contains 300 instructional activities and brain-compatible literacy. Newly consistent with Common Core State Standards, this resource offers hands-on techniques to help teach reading in relevant, motivating, and engaging ways. Activities cover literacy instruction including:Phonemic awareness Phonics and vocabulary instruction Text comprehension Reading authentically, widely, and strategically Writing strategically Creating, critiquing, and discussing texts Conducting research Using technological resources Respecting diversity in language Participating in literary communities Using language to accomplish purposes
The authors outline 20 proven brain-compatible strategies, rationales from experts to support their effectiveness, and more than 250 activities for incorporating them. Teachers will find concrete ways to engage students in science with visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile experiences that maximize retention, including:Music, rhythm, rhyme, and rap Storytelling and humor Graphic organizers, semantic maps, and word webs Manipulatives, experiments, labs, and models Internet projects
Engage students in effective, meaningful experiences in mathematics!
Following the format of Marcia L. Tate’s previous bestsellers, this user-friendly guide offers math teachers 20 powerful, brain-based teaching strategies that incorporate visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile modalities to promote student engagement and achievement. The book focuses on the NCTM focal points and includes a bibliography of math and literature resources and a lesson planning guide. The chapters offer:A what, why, and how for each strategy Specific brain-compatible mathematics activities and lessons from real teachers across the country Space for teachers to reflect on and apply individual strategies in their lessons