* Understand how the brain learns and the technologies that reveal this process.
* Implement strategies that are compatible with students' individual learning styles and honor their multiple intelligences.
* Improve the focus of students with attention disorders and help them gain the confidence and skills they need to develop goal-oriented behaviors.
* Create an enriching learning environment by incorporating student-centered activities, discovery and hands-on learning experiences, cross-curricular learning, and multisensory lessons.
* Implement strategic review, study, and test preparation strategies that will allow students to retain information and connect it with future learning.
* Build safe, supportive classroom communities and raise class awareness and empathy for students with learning disabilities.
It's time for teachers to lower the barriers, not the bar. Using strategies that align with research on how people's brains function, teachers can engage all students as individuals and help them reach their maximum potential with joy and confidence.
Service learning offers students the unique opportunity to learn both in the classroom and in the real world. This exciting teaching strategy, detailed in Berman’s second edition of Service Learning, motivates students to learn content information, processes, and skills while making authentic connections to their surrounding community.
This valuable resource explains the benefits of service learning and provides a step-by-step guide for using the instructional model. It features nine service-learning projects that are broken down into basic, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Each project features:
- Strategies for aligning service and curricular goals
- Tips for involving students in decision-making
- Guidelines for managing different phases of the project
- Activities that foster reflection and self-evaluation
- Tips for differentiating by tapping into multiple intelligences
In this single resource, teachers will find everything they need to successfully implement service learning projects, helping students gain deeper understandings of content while positively impacting their communities.
The most effective literacy strategies for ALL the young readers, writers, speakers, and listeners in your diverse classroom!
Emerging learners, developing learners, and fluent learners at all stages of development along the literacy continuum-those are the learners in today’s elementary classrooms. With this latest work, noted authors Gregory and Kuzmich give teachers an instructional and assessment framework designed to promote multiple competencies in literacy. With a focus on research-based, data-driven, and differentiated strategies, teachers are offered a guide to:
Pre-assessing diverse learners for literacy skills, competencies, learning styles, and learning gaps Implementing a broad array of high-payoff and developmentally appropriate strategies Creating units, lessons, and adjustable assignments that address multiple competencies in literacy learning
Each brain is different, and when teachers teach problem-solving skills to help students arrive at their own solution paths, students go beyond mere memorization of facts and algorithms to being an actual participant in the development of mathematical understanding. In an informative and relevant approach, Diane Ronis presents teachers and math leaders with an emphasis on thinking, mathematical representation, and construction of ideas and an abundance of:
Sample lessons, units, and strategies linked to 2000 NCTM standards
Brain-friendly strategies for math teaching that meet NCLB requirements
How-to guides for creating more brain-tuned math teaching
Ideas for incorporating technology into the math curriculum
Planning templates for immediate use
By integrating math learning into real-world applications, students can actively practice what they learn, make meaning out of their everyday experiences, and think mathematically for success within today’s information age.
Elementary school provides foundational development and education for students, and there is much that a new teacher must consider when taking on the responsibility of shaping young minds. In The New Elementary Teacher’s Handbook, veteran educators give first-year teachers a multitude of classroom-tested strategies for those critical first days of school. New teachers need just as much guidance as students in order for everyone to come away with a valuable learning experience. This authoritative handbook gives teachers practical and thorough instruction on:
· Organizing the classroom and preparing engaging and effective lesson plans
· Teaching using technology and the Internet
· Dealing with difficult parents and conducting conferences
· Motivating students and increasing positive interactions
· Balancing personal and professional matters
With resources, samples, templates, homework contracts, strategies, checklists, and proven solutions to everyday challenges, this book shows teachers how to turn their plans into effective strategies in the classroom. Rest assured that you are not alone, and you will succeed!