"Sit and Get" Won't Grow Dendrites; 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2012-06-20
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr
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This updated edition of the bestselling indispensable staff development resource draws on the latest research in brain-based learning, differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, and adult learning. Includes sections on job-embedded practice, peer coaching, and action research, plus new strategies.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
About the Authorp. xix
Introduction: Adult Learning Theoryp. 1
Brainstorming and Discussionp. 11
Drawing and Artworkp. 21
Field Tripsp. 25
Gamesp. 31
Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Websp. 37
Humor and Celebrationp. 47
Manipulatives and Modelsp. 53
Metaphors, Analogies, and Similesp. 59
Mnemonic Devicesp. 65
Movementp. 71
Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rapp. 79
Project-Based and Problem-Based Instructionp. 85
Reciprocal Teaching, Cooperative Learning, and Peer Coachingp. 89
Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charadesp. 95
Storytellingp. 101
Technologyp. 105
Visualization and Guided Imageryp. 111
Visualsp. 115
Work Study, Action Research, and Professional Learning Communitiesp. 121
Writing and Reflectionp. 127
Professional Learning Lesson Designp. 133
Sample Professional Learning Lesson Designsp. 141
Tips for Making Your Professional Learning Unforgettablep. 149
Secrets for Looking Younger, Staying Healthier, and Living Longerp. 153
Bibliographyp. 155
Indexp. 161
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