Cooperative Learning

Author: R. Bruce Williams
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452236305
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510701311
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1632209764
Format: PDF, 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

Arts Integration

Author: Merryl Goldberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317236947
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Practical and engaging, Merryl Goldberg’s popular guide to integrating the arts throughout the K-12 curriculum blends contemporary theory with classroom practice. Beyond teaching about the arts as a subject in and of itself, the text explains how teachers may integrate the arts—literary, media, visual, and performing—throughout subject area curriculum and provides a multitude of strategies and examples. Promoting ways to develop children's creativity and critical thinking while also developing communications skills and fostering collaborative opportunities, it looks at assessment and the arts, engaging English Language Learners, and using the arts to teach academic skills. This text is ideal as a primer on arts integration and a foundational support for teaching, learning, and assessment, especially within the context of multicultural and multilingual classrooms. In-depth discussions of the role of arts integration in meeting the goals of Title I programs, including academic achievement, student engagement, school climate and parental involvement, are woven throughout the text, as is the role of the arts in meeting state and federal student achievement standards. Changes in the 5th Edition: New chapter on arts as text, arts integration, and arts education and their place within the context of teaching and learning in multiple subject classrooms in multicultural and multilingual settings; Title I and arts integration (focus on student academic achievement, student engagement, school climate, and parental involvement–the 4 cornerstones of Title I); Attention to the National Core Arts Standards as well as their relationship to other standardized tests and arts integration; more (and more recent) research-based studies integrated throughout; Examples of how to plan arts integrated lessons (using backward design) along with more examples from classrooms’; Updated references, examples, and lesson plans/units; Companion Website: www.routledge.com/cw/goldberg

Kooperatives Lernen im Unterricht

Author: Margit Weidner
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783780049346
Format: PDF
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Immer wieder werden heute in den verschiedensten Arbeitszusammenhängen Kompetenzen zum erfolgreichen Umgang in Kleingruppen verlangt. Team- oder Gruppenfähigkeit ist zu einer vielzitierten Schlüsselqualifikation geworden, die die Wirtschaft unmissverständlich einfordert. Dagegen wurden die Schüler/innen jahrzehntelang zu Einzelkämpfern, oft auch zu Konkurrenten, herangebildet. Dieses Prinzip kann keinerlei Bestand mehr haben, wenn die Schule wirklich auf das Studium, den Berufseintritt und das "Leben draußen" vorbereiten möchte. So zeigt dieses Buch in anschaulicher Weise einen gangbaren Weg zu sinnmachendem, eigenverantwortlichem und ganzheitlichem Lernen. Dabei hat die Autorin auf Erfahrungen aus ihrer Lehrtätigkeit an einer Schule für Erziehungshilfe zurückgegriffen, wo es besonders wichtig erschien, methodische Möglichkeiten aufzuzeigen, die Lernsituation interessanter zu gestalten und Störungen und Auffälligkeiten zu mindern. Zahlreiche Beispiele, Anregungen und Arbeitsblätter machen dieses Buch unverzichtbar auf dem Weg zum "Kooperativen Lernen im Unterricht"