Research Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning

Author: Judith Willis, M.D.
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416617914
Format: PDF, ePub
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Drawing on her neurology expertise and classroom experience, author Judy Willis examined decades of learning-centered brain research to determine what information was most valid and relevant for educators. The result is a comprehensive and accessible guide for improving student learning based on the best the research world has to offer. Willis takes a reader-friendly approach to neuroscience, describing how the brain processes, stores, and retrieves material and which instructional strategies help students learn most effectively and joyfully. You will discover how to captivate and hold the attention of your students and how to enhance their memory and test-taking success. You will learn how to know when students are ready for learning and when their brains need a rest. You will also learn how stress and emotion affect learning and how to improve student engagement. And you will find innovative techniques for designing assessments and adjusting teaching practices to ensure that all students reach their potential. No matter what grade or subject you teach, Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning will enrich your repertoire of teaching strategies so you can help students reach their full academic potential.

Brain friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom

Author: Judy Willis
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605398
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Many teachers in regular classrooms feel unprepared to teach students with learning disabilities. Fortunately, brain research has confirmed that strategies benefiting learners with special challenges are suited for engaging and stimulating all learners. In this book, neurologist and classroom teacher Judy Willis explains that we can best help students by putting in place strategies, accommodations, and interventions that provide developmentally and academically appropriate challenges to suit the needs, gifts, and goals of each student. Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom will help teachers * 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.

Dein Kind die Schule und Du

Author: Ken Robinson
Publisher: Ecowin
ISBN: 3711052401
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Fördert die Schule das Kind? Kann es sich entfallten? Wird sein Potenzial erkannnt? Oder wird es nur gedrillt, um zu funtkionieren? Schulbildung ist für die meisten Eltern ein Riesenthema. Es ist angstbesetzt, wird von pädagogischen Glaubenssätzen geleitet und von politischen Ränkespielen und eigenen – zumeist negativen – Erfahrungen dominiert. Man befürchtet, dass in der Schule die Stärken der Kinder nicht wertgeschätzt, aber ihre Schwächen überbewertet werden. Man befürchtet, dass ihnen die Freude am Lernen abtrainiert wird und sie nicht an eine positive Vorstellung von sich selbst, von der eigenen Kreativität und Leistungsfähigkeit herangeführt werden. Mit diesem Buch gibt Sir Ken Robinson allen Eltern ein Instrument an die Hand, um jenes Bildungskonzept zu finden, das dem Kind und ihnen gerecht wird. Er zeigt, wie man Hürden überwindet und weist auf Irrwege hin, die man sich besser gleich erspart.

A Prison Called School

Author: Maure Ann Metzger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475815778
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The current, one-size-fits-all educational model requires students to adapt to the system, but in order for students to thrive, schools must change in deep and substantial ways. This book is a catalyst for creating the kind of empowering, engaging, and effective learning environments that all students need to succeed in school and life.

The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists

Author: Jenifer Fox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118094425
Format: PDF, ePub
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Hundreds of useful ideas for meeting the needs of each child The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is thedefinitive reference for DI for teachers in grades K-12. Ready forimmediate use, it offers over 150 up-to-date lists for developinginstructional materials, lesson planning, and assessment. Organizedinto 12 convenient sections, the book is full of practicalexamples, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used oradapted to meet students' diverse needs. Coverage includescurriculum design, lesson planning, instructional strategies,assessment, classroom management, strategies by subject area (fromLanguage Arts to Math to Physical Education), new media, etc. Offers an easy-to-use guide that gives quick tips and methodsto plan effectively for delivering truly differentiatedlessons Filled with helpful DI lists, lesson plans, strategies,assessments, and more Jennifer Fox is the author of the bestselling book YourChild's Strengths The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is ahands-on guide for meeting the instructional needs of all studentsso that they can reach their full potential.

Inspiring Middle School Minds

Author: Judith A. Willis
Publisher: Great Potential PressInc
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discusses the middle school period in gifted education, research on brain structure and chemistry in learning and adolescence, memory, classroom organization, learning styles, and methods of extending and enhancing teaching.

Big Book of Low Cost Training Games Quick Effective Activities that Explore Communication Goal Setting Character Development Teambuilding and

Author: Mary Scannell
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071781072
Format: PDF, Docs
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Make training a game that everyone can win! Featuring activities and exercises designed for groups of any size, The Big Book of Low-Cost Training Games proves that training can still deliver outstanding results, even when you’re watching the bottom line. Whether you’re a trainer or facilitator, a group leader or manager, you’ll find the games in this book are excellent tools for building trust, exploring character, fostering collaboration, and demonstrating more effective communication techniques. Better still, with minimal props like index cards and markers, these activities are not just cost-effective but are also simple to set up and can be done virtually anywhere. From painless icebreakers to group challenges to meaningful community-building projects, The Big Book of Low-Cost Training Games is your winning game plan for maximizing group engagement and getting the most ROI from your training budget.