Take the mystery out of assessment and understand how to successfully implement it into instruction! This comprehensive guide will give you the tools to effectively implement assessment in the classroom and empower you to use assessment more effectively in order to inform and strengthen instruction. It discusses the importance of effective and efficient grading and provides strategies for teachers to learn what students truly understand and their mastery of concepts. The book includes helpful checklists, rubrics, and graphics to support student learning and help teachers make good decisions about the types of assessment to use in the classroom. This resource supports the Common Core and other state standards.
Use research- and brain-based teaching to engage students and maximize learning Lessons should be memorable and engaging. When they are, student achievement increases, behavior problems decrease, and teaching and learning are fun! In 100 Brain-Friendly Lessons for Unforgettable Teaching and Learning 9-12, best-selling author and renowned educator and consultant Marcia Tate takes her bestselling Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites one step further by providing teachers with ready-to-use lesson plans that take advantage of the way that students really learn. Readers will find 100 cross-curricular sample lessons from each of the four major content areas Plans designed around the most frequently-taught objectives Lessons educators can immediately adapt 20 brain compatible, research-based instructional strategies Questions that teachers should ask and answer when planning lessons Guidance on building relationships with students to maximize learning
Boost student achievement with easy-to-use formative assessment tools This new version of the bestseller provides research-based and practical formative assessment tools, strategies, and activities that simplify the process of identifying students’ strengths and needs. Updated features include a new chapter on exciting ways to engage learners in self-assessment; more tools for assessing before, after, and during learning; and approaches to help students take ownership of their own learning. The authors give teachers: Strategies for all grade levels and content areas Tools for interpreting ongoing assessment data for immediate intervention and planning Methods for determining learner preferences, cognitive styles, and multiple intelligences Tips for establishing a positive environment for assessment
This book examines the history of formative assessment in the US and explores its potential for changing the landscape of teaching and learning to meet the needs of twenty-first century learners. The author uses case studies to illuminate the complexity of teaching and the externally imposed and internally constructed contextual elements that affect assessment decision-making. In this book, Box argues effectively for a renewed vision for teacher professional development that centers around the needs of students in a knowledge economy. Finally, Box offers an overview of systemic changes that are needed in order for progressive teaching and relevant learning to take place.
What could be more frustrating for teachers than teaching an important lesson and then having students unable to recall the content just 24 hours later? In this new edition of Marcia Tate's best-selling "Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites", her 20 field-tested, brain-compatible instructional strategies that maximize memory and minimize forgetting are supported by new classroom applications and research throughout. Each short chapter is devoted to one of the strategies and includes: the brain research and learning style theory undergirding the strategy, sample classroom activities utilizing the strategy, and reflection/action planning steps. As Tate's many workshop participants worldwide can attest, using these strategies will not only help students retain content and increase motivation but will also improve the classroom environment.
Get Novelty Back Into The Classroom To Get Knowledge Into Students’ Brains! In this thoroughly updated third edition of Marcia Tate’s bestseller, you’ll learn about twenty definitive brain-compatible techniques to maximize retention and minimize forgetting in learners of all ages. Tate’s techniques are drawn from the latest neuroscientific research and learning style theory and are described step-by-step for immediate application in your classroom. Learn how to: Incorporate interactive fun to your existing lessons, including field trips, games, humor, and even music and rap Use graphic organizers and word webs to solidify lessons visually Facilitate innovative methods of project-based learning
Anne Green Gilbert’s Brain-Compatible Dance Education, Second Edition, strikes the perfect balance between hard science and practicality, making it an ideal resource for dance educators working with dancers of all ages and abilities. Gilbert presents the latest brain research and its implications for dance educators and dancers. She makes the research findings accessible and easy to digest, always connecting the science to the teaching and learning that takes place in classrooms and studios.
Your favorite differentiated instruction text just got better! If you're in need of a single resource to put differentiated instruction immediately into practice, then follow the lead of 100,000+ teachers and look to Gregory and Chapman's ground-breaking text. With new strategies, updates throughout, a Common Core lesson-planning template, and a larger format, the third edition is an even richer resource with: A deep research base coupled with immediately useable examples A start-to-finish six-step process, beginning with establishing a classroom climate, then getting to know students An emphasis on formative assessment before, during, and after learning 70+ templates, tools, and questionnaires
This comprehensive handbook—which includes action plans, ready-to-use charts, rubrics, and real-world examples—shows educators how to design a curriculum that meets today's performance and assessment goals.
A brain-friendly guide for motivating students to live, eat, and breathe science! The authors outline 20 proven brain-compatible strategies, rationales from experts to support their effectiveness, and more than 250 activities for incorporating them. Teachers will find concrete ways to engage students in science with visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile experiences that maximize retention, including: Music, rhythm, rhyme, and rap Storytelling and humor Graphic organizers, semantic maps, and word webs Manipulatives, experiments, labs, and models Internet projects
Dispel discipline problems with new classroom management techniques! Behavioral problems often occur when students are bored or unmotivated. This newly revised edition from education expert, Marcia L. Tate, helps you detour students around misbehavior. Tate provides updated research, new vignettes, the latest classroom management, and Common Core-aligned techniques that will help: • Establish a relationship with students that supports deep learning • Deliver brain-compatible lessons • Work with students who have attention deficit disorder and chronic behavior problems • Promote student concentration and memory with classroom arrangement, light, color, and music Implement the crucial elements for lasting motivation and engagement with this essential guide!
Experts say that when students engage in learning, comprehension is more likely to occur. Building on Marcia Tate's successful "dendrite-growing" teaching strategies, Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites, based on the latest field research, contains more than 300 instructional activities and brain-compatible literacy strategies. This classroom companion is dedicated to improving the way students learn to read and read to learn. Educators will discover hands-on techniques to help teach reading in relevant, motivating, and engaging ways. Activities cover essential areas of literacy instruction, including Phonemic awareness Phonics and vocabulary instruction Text comprehension Reading authentically, widely, and strategically Writing strategically Creating, critiquing, and discussing texts Conducting research Using technological resources Respecting diversity in language Participating in literary communities Using language to accomplish purposes