* 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.
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Nationwide, more than 4 million teachers will be needed over the next decade, and all must take the appropriate tests to be licensed. REA gets you ready for your teaching career with our outstanding library of Teacher Certification test preps.
REA's FTCE Professional Education (083) test prep is designed to help you master the information on this important exam, bringing you one step closer to being certified to teach in Florida. It's perfect for college students, out-of-state teachers, and career-changing professionals who are looking to become Florida teachers.
Written by Florida teacher education experts, our complete study package contains an in-depth review of all the competencies and skills tested on the FTCE Professional Education (083) test, including: instructional design and planning, student-centered learning environments, knowledge of the Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct of the education profession in Florida, and more.
Based on actual FTCE exams, our online diagnostic test and two full-length practice tests assess every competency, type of question, and skill you need to know. The online practice tests at the REA Study Center come with automatic scoring, timed testing conditions, and diagnostic feedback to help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you can succeed on test day.
The book includes the same two practice tests that are offered online, but without the added benefits of automatic scoring analysis and diagnostic feedback.
This test prep is a must-have for anyone who wants to teach in Florida!
Take advantage of block scheduling with this book's four-phase lesson planning framework and numerous instructional strategies to build higher-level thinking skills and increase student learning. Teachers in any subject area can use practical, research-based methods and tools such as cooperative learning, quality questioning, and graphic organizers to reach adolescents. Each chapter includes reproducible blackline masters for classroom use, plus activities for:Preparing students for learning by focusing on prior knowledge, reading, writing, and critical thinking Helping students actively interact with and process what they have learned Clarifying, reinforcing, and extending 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.
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