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"Sit & get" won't grow dendrites : 20 professional learning strategies that engage the adult brain

Author: Marcia L Tate
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Teaching busy adults can be a daunting task. How do you grab their attention, make material memorable, and create experiences that immediately improve their professional practice? Expert Marcia L. Tate knows how adults learn best and shares 20 professional development strategies that work.

What you'll find in the second edition.

20 brain-based learning strategies proven to engage adults and boost long-term retention.

150 professional learning activities that spark educator participation.

New findings on learning styles, brain research, and adult learning theory.

Key differences between adult learners and younger students.

Samples of professional learning designs.

Sections devoted to job-embedded practice, peer coaching, and action research.

Guided reflection and application sections.

Perfect for staff developers, trainers, teacher leaders, and educational consultants, "Sit and Get" Won't Grow Dendrites, Second Edition, shows you how to deliver high-energy learning experiences that influence adults for years to come.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tate, Marcia L.
"Sit & get" won't grow dendrites.
(DLC) 2012011686
(OCoLC)783861965
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia L Tate
ISBN: 9781452279923 1452279926 9781452283852 1452283850 1283906392 9781283906395
OCLC Number: 875679611
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 165 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
About the Author --
Introduction: Adult Learning Theory --
Strategy 1. Brainstorming and Discussion --
Strategy 2. Drawing and Artwork --
Strategy 3. Field Trips --
Strategy 4. Games --
Strategy 5. Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Webs --
Strategy 6. Humor and Celebration --
Strategy 7. Manipulatives and Models --
Strategy 8. Metaphors, Analogies, and Similes --
Strategy 9. Mnemonic Devices --
Strategy 10. Movement --
Strategy 11. Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rap --
Strategy 12. Project-Based and Problem-Based Instruction --
Strategy 13. Reciprocal Teaching, Cooperative Learning, and Peer Coaching --
Strategy 14. Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades --
Strategy 15. Storytelling --
Strategy 16. Technology --
Strategy 17. Visualization and Guided Imagery --
Strategy 18. Visuals --
Strategy 19. Work Study, Action Research, and Professional Learning Communities --
Strategy 20. Writing and Reflection --
Resource A. Professional Learning Lesson Design --
Resource B. Sample Professional Learning Lesson Designs --
Resource C. Tips for Making Your Professional Learning Unforgettable --
Resource D. Secrets for Looking Younger, Staying Healthier, and Living Longer --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Marcia L. Tate.

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In this updated edition of the best-selling book, Marcia Tate uncovers how to deliver memorable, high-impact learning experiences to adults in ways they learn best.  Read more...

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