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Description - Teaching Strategies for Active Learning by Donna E. Walker Tileston

'Emphasizes the importance of matching instructional strategies to the appropriate outcomes.Thia is very important!'uCindy Harrison, Educational Consultant'My peers would benefit from having this handbook to guide new and struggling teachers and to inspire the expert teacher on staff. Practical suggestions give educators incremental steps toward increasing the active learning level within any classroom, without giving up control of content.'uBeverly C. Eidmann, Principal, Arvada Middle School, COMake a difference in student learning with the latest and best brain-based teaching strategies!Translating brain research into best practice, Donna Walker Tileston, award-winning author, educator, and trainer, offers teachers a simple and concise Strategic Learning Model applicable to all grade levels, content areas, and instructional settings. This systematic cycle focuses on five essentials that teach learners to plug in, power up, synthesize, outsource, and reflect on their learning.Based on the latest brain and educational research, this student-centered, teacher-friendly guide includes:A carefully chosen collection of instructional strategies for promoting the active transfer of knowledge to students' long-term memoryA step-by-step process for planning powerful lessons that make a difference in student learningSample lesson forms and reproducible templates Sample strategies such as question-and-answer profiles, technology integration, mindjogs, KNLH, group memory, making predictions, cooperative learning, six-hat thinking, collaborative retelling, graphic organizers, thinking at right angles, plus-minus-interesting, and much moreThis is the teaching methods book for all teachers, instructional leaders, and curriculum designers who want to build students' motivation, confidence, self-efficacy, and achievement.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761938552
ISBN-10: 0761938559
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 215mm x mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 29-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Donna E. Walker Tileston

Donna Walker Tileston is a veteran teacher and administrator. She is currently the president of Strategic Teaching and Learning, a consulting firm that provides services to schools throughout the United States and worldwide. Donna's publications include Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies (2000), which has been on Corwin's bestseller list since its first year in print, in addition to the ten-volume award-winning series What Every Teacher Should Know, now in its second edition. Other recent titles are Teaching Strategies for Active Learning (2006), Teaching Strategies that Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests (2008), and Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap (2009). Donna received her BA from the University of North Texas, her MA from East Texas State University, and her EdD from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She may be reached at