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Preparing Children for Success in School and Life: 20 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Brain Power Preparing Children for Success in School and Life: 20 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Brain Power

Make sure your children grow dendrites!

As children’s first teachers, parents need to provide a firm foundation for lifelong learning. This book provides a research-based road map for raising respectful, responsible children who achieve to their fullest potential. Marcia Tate, author, mother and grandmother shares brain-compatible strategies for guiding children toward personal, academic, and career success. This book provides parents and caregivers with a wealth of practical tips and tools for:

  • Creating a calm and brain-compatible home environment
  • Incorporating positive physical contact and verbal communication
  • Encouraging play that develops creativity and imagination
  • Strengthening children’s auditory, tactile, kinesthetic, and visual modes of learning

Preparing Children for Success in School and Life shows parents how to help children’s brains “grow dendrites” in everyday ways such as telling them stories, using music to enhance memory, turning homework time into fun time, and allowing them freedom to draw and write. From day one through graduation and beyond, you and your family will reap the benefits of the author’s 30+ years of experience with thousands of children.

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Social Studies Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain Social Studies Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain

Bring social studies to life in your classroom!

Marcia Tate brings her trademark “dendrite’growing” teaching strategies to this practitioner-friendly collection of brain-compatible methods for engaging K-12 students in social studies. Included are 20 proven strategies and more than 200 grade level activities for applying them. Teachers will find concrete ways to integrate national social studies content standards into their curriculum with visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile experiences that maximize retention, including:

  • Project –based and problem-based instruction
  • Storytelling, music, and humor
  • Graphic organizers, semantic maps, and word webs
  • Internet projects

This book proves sample lesson plans and a wealth of examples that demonstrate how to apply these classroom-tested strategies to the 10 themes of social studies. The text also challenges teachers to creatively plan and deliver their own unforgettable lessons. Among the many benefits is that your students will remember what they’ve learned and apply it to their lives – the true goal of education.

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20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain

A brain-friendly guide for motivating students to live, eat, and breathe science!

Best-selling author and renowned educator Marcia L. Tate brings her trademark practicality to teachers seeking the latest brain-compatible tools for engaging students and bringing science to life in the classroom. Co-authored with award-winning science teacher Warren G. Phillips, this must-have resource includes 20 proven brain-compatible strategies and 250 activities for applying them. Teachers will find concrete ways to integrate national science content standards into their curriculum 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 and Excel projects

The book covers a full range of K–12 science subjects, including physical, life, earth and space science, and provides brain-compatible sample lesson plans. Each chapter offers real-life examples; a what, why, and how for each strategy; activities; and note pages for brainstorming how to implement these exciting new ideas.

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Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites
20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain
(Second Edition)

Make learning an unforgettable experience for you and your students with brain-compatible strategies!

How can I improve my students' retention of what they have learned? For any teacher asking this vital question, the second edition of Marcia L. Tate's bestseller offers 20 field-tested, brain-compatible instructional strategies that maximize memory, engagement, and learning for every student.

Each concise chapter provides an overview of the brain research and learning style theory behind a specific strategy, sample classroom activities that can be used immediately, and an opportunity to reflect on how to apply the strategy in instruction. Teachers will learn how to make their classrooms come alive with active learning techniques such as:

  • Using graphic organizers, semantic maps, and word webs
  • Engaging students through music, rhythm, rhyme, and rap
  • Harnessing the power of reciprocal teaching and cooperative learning
  • Implementing project-based and problem-based instruction
  • Leading students through visualization and guided imagery exercises

Because students learn best when they are focused and engaged, these research-based teaching strategies enable teachers not only to promote long-term retention of information, but also to increase student motivation and academic success.

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“Sit & Get” Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain (Second Edition)“Sit & Get” Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain (Second Edition)

Teaching busy adults can be a daunting task. How do you grasp 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
  • References to the Learning Forward Professional Standards
  • 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 & Get” Won’t Grow Dendrites, Second Edition, shows you how to deliver high-energy learning experiences that influence adults for years to come.

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Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites -
20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain

What if your students were motivated and actively engaged in reading and language arts activities?

According to experts in the field, reading and language arts skills are best acquired when students are actively engaged in their own learning. Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites focuses on brain-based literacy strategies for Grades K-12, structured around the International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English standards. It contains over 300 activities from hundreds of teachers as well as the author’s own classroom models.

This practical resource is dedicated to literacy strategies that apply to the way students learn to read and read to learn. These hands-on techniques will help you teach reading in relevant, motivating, and engaging ways. The 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

Unless students are involved and actively engaged in learning, true learning rarely occurs. Invite your students to use their higher-level thinking skills, increase their comprehension, and make the learning their own!

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Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites
20 Numeracy Strategies That Engage the Brain

Engage students in effective, meaningful experiences in mathematics!

Students engaged in active learning experiences gain long-term retention of the skills and content they learn. In this user-friendly guide, Marcia L. Tate follows the successful format of her previous bestsellers and offers math teachers 20 powerful, brain-based teaching strategies that translate into meaningful firsthand experiences for all learners.

Mathematics Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites provides educators with creative ways to incorporate visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile modalities and promote increased academic achievement in mathematics. The author also focuses on the core NCTM focal points for algebra, geometry, numbers and operations, data analysis and probability, problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation. The chapters offer:

  • A what, why, and how for each strategy
  • Specific brain-compatible mathematics activities and lessons submitted by real teachers from across the country
  • Space for teachers to reflect on and apply individual strategies in their lessons

With a bibliography of math and literature resources and a lesson planning guide, this book can transform classrooms into places where students excel academically and where learning is fun!

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Shouting Won't Grow Dendrites -
20 Techniques for Managing a Brain-Compatible Classroom

Stop shouting and start teaching!

Classroom management is the number one issue for both new teachers and experienced educators. Best-selling author Marcia L. Tate shows that with appropriate planning, a classroom manager can reduce learning problems and increase academic achievement. She demonstrates how to cultivate a physical classroom environment conducive to learning, develop a proactive classroom management plan, deliver brain-compatible lessons, and deal with chronic behavior problems.

Providing easy-to-implement strategies, this reader-friendly guide covers the use of lighting, music, humor, constructive conversations, movement, classroom rituals, and parental support to actively engage students in a positive way.

Each chapter follows a consistent structure and contains:

  • A clear definition of the strategy
  • The strategy’s theoretical framework
  • Numerous sample classroom applications
  • Reflective activities for creating your own strategies

A renowned speaker, Tate has taught over 350,000 teachers, parents, and community leaders worldwide. Designed to complement her other best-selling books, this new work is sure to be an essential resource for all teachers.

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