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Engaging the Brain
20 Unforgettable Strategies for Growing Dendrites and Accelerating Learning

Fourth Edition
Edited by:


November 2024 | 272 pages | Corwin

Create unforgettable learning experiences for your students

What can you do when students would rather socialize than pay attention to your lesson? When students appear to lack motivation, how do teachers ensure that learning sticks? How can you best respond to learning loss caused by the pandemic?

In this new edition of Marcia Tate’s wildly bestselling book, 20 field-tested, brain-compatible instructional strategies designed to maximize memory are supported by new classroom applications and research. In each chapter devoted to an individual strategy, you'll discover:

  • The latest research on how the brain benefits when the strategy is used
  • How the strategy engages all students and addresses common behavior problems
  • Sample classroom activities for various grade levels that teachers can implement immediately
  • Action plans for incorporating each strategy to accelerate learning

When students actively engage in learning, they stand a much better chance of retaining what we want them to know. As students face setbacks and learning gaps, it's imperative that we quickly bridge these divides by teaching them in the way their brains learn best.

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
Strategy 1: Brainstorming and Discussion
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 2: Drawing and Artwork
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 3: Field Trips
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 4: Games
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 5: Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Webs
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 6: Humor
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 7: Manipulatives, Experiments, Labs, and Models
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 8: Metaphors, Analogies, and Similes
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 9: Mnemonic Devices
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 10: Movement
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 11: Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rap
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 12: Project-Based and Problem-Based Learning
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 13: Reciprocal Teaching and Cooperative Learning
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 14: Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 15: Storytelling
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 16: Technology
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 17: Visualization and Guided Imagery
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 18: Visuals
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 19: Work Study and Apprenticeships
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Strategy 20: Writing and Journals
What: Defining the Strategy

 
Why: Theoretical Framework

 
How: Instructional Activities

 
Action Plan

 
 
Resource A: Brain-Compatible Lesson Plan
 
Resource B: Graphic Organizers
 
Bibliography

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ISBN: 9781071939789
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