Cooperative Learning

Author: R. Bruce Williams
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452236305
Format: PDF, Docs
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This practical guidebook demonstrates how to integrate six critical elements—reflection, individual achievement, collaboration, higher-order thinking, emotional realms, and social skills—into robust cooperative learning tasks.

Twelve Brain Principles That Make the Difference

Author: Brian M. Pete
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510701311
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Twelve Brain Principles That Make the Difference by Brian Pete and Robin Fogarty, is about how the brain learns best and all the things teachers can do to facilitate the learning part of the teaching scene. This book presents a unique organization of Renate and Geoffrey Caine's twelve brain principles. The twelve principles are arranged in four specific quadrants. Each quadrant speaks to a particular aspect of the high-achieving classroom and highlights how instructional decisions are governed by the twelve principles.

The Hungry Brain

Author: Susan Augustin
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632209764
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Feed the brain first to make the nutrition/cognition connection! Focusing on nutrition's role in promoting learning, the author calls on educators to model good food choices for their students. Building on a simple three-part framework of plant foods, animal foods, and junk foods, and incorporating exercise, the text shows educators how: Healthy eating provides a powerful link to learning Childhood obesity, food allergies, and other disorders may be related to eating habits Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day Brain-jogging exercises enhance brain activity, improve physical health, increase clarity, and reduce stress

Brain Compatible Learning for the Block

Author: R. Bruce Williams
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293759
Format: PDF
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The second edition provides detailed sample lesson plans and includes additional strategies for using extended time formats effectively.

More Than 50 Ways to Build Team Consensus

Author: R. Bruce Williams
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483362086
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This valuable resource provides more than 50 practical, step-by-step activities and strategies for helping groups collaborate to build consensus and accomplish their goals.

Electricity and Magnetism

Author: Joel Beller
Publisher: Walch Publishing
ISBN: 9780825139338
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reproducible activities, correlated to the National Science Education Standards, that engage students' minds as they observe, examine & investigate the nature of electricity & magnetism.

Cooperative Learning

Author: Robyn M. Gillies
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452236291
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Gilles focuses the majority of the book on the relationship in the classroom between the individual teacher and the students. She gives teachers ammunition to overcome resistance to cooperative learning by presenting well-substantiated research on virtually every page of her book showing the benefits of having students study together." —Ted Wohlfarth, PSYCCRITIQUES "This text's greatest strengths are bringing together a range of powerful teaching strategies connected to students taking responsibility for their own learning and the learning of others. The focus on both teacher strategies to encourage effective group talk and student strategies to encourage effective discourse is helpful." —Nancy L. Markowitz, San Jose State University Although cooperative learning is widely endorsed as a pedagogical practice that promotes learning and socialization among students, teachers still struggle with how to introduce it into their classrooms. This text highlights the strategies teachers can use to challenge student thinking and scaffold their learning as well as the strategies students can be taught to promote discourse, problem—solving, and learning during cooperative learning. Key Features Presents cooperative learning in conjunction with national standards: The book situates cooperative learning within the context of No Child Left Behind and a climate of high stakes testing. Links theory with practice: Numerous case studies and small group exercises highlight how teachers can assess both the process and outcomes of cooperative learning. Emphasizes the key role teachers play in establishing cooperative learning: Guidelines are given on how teachers can establish cooperative learning in their classrooms to promote student engagement and learning across various levels and for students of diverse abilities. Incorporates the latest research on cooperative learning: An overview is provided of the major research and theoretical perspectives that underpin the development of cooperative learning pedagogy. Intended Audience This is an excellent supplementary text for several undergraduate and graduate level K—12 teacher preparation and certification courses regularly offered in schools of education. It can also be used as one of several texts in courses on cooperative learning and as a supplement in K—12 teaching methods courses. Talk to the author! [email protected]

Blueprints for Achievement in the Cooperative Classroom

Author: James Bellanca
Publisher: Corwin
ISBN: 9781575175485
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Formerly a SkyLight publication This step-by-step classic embeds the teaching of critical thinking within the cooperative learning setting, explicitly linking the strategies that best support learning.

The International Handbook of Collaborative Learning

Author: Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415805732
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Collaborative learning has become an increasingly important part of education, but the research supporting it is distributed across a wide variety of fields including social, cognitive, developmental, and educational psychology, instructional design, the learning sciences, educational technology, socio-cultural studies, and computer-supported collaborative learning. The goal of this book is to integrate theory and research across these diverse fields of study and, thereby, to forward our understanding of collaborative learning and its instructional applications. The book is structured into the following 4 sections: 1) Theoretical Foundations 2) Research Methodologies 3) Instructional Approaches and Issues and 4) Technology. Key features include the following: Comprehensive and Global – This is the first book to provide a comprehensive review of the widely scattered research on collaborative learning including the contributions of many international authors. Cross disciplinary – The field of collaborative learning is highly interdisciplinary drawing scholars from psychology, computer science, mathematics education, science education, and educational technology. Within psychology, the book brings together perspectives from cognitive, social, and developmental psychology as well as from the cross-disciplinary field of the learning sciences. Chapter Structure – To ensure consistency across the book, authors have organized their chapters around integrative themes and issues. Each chapter author summarizes the accumulated literature related to their chapter topic and identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the supporting evidence. Strong Methodology – Each chapter within the extensive methodology section describes a specific methodology, its underlying assumptions, and provide examples of its application. This book is appropriate for researchers and graduate level instructors in educational psychology, learning sciences, cognitive psychology, social psychology, computer science, educational technology, teacher education and the academic libraries serving them. It is also appropriate as a graduate level textbook in collaborative learning, computer-supported collaborative learning, cognition and instruction, educational technology, and learning sciences.