Captivate, Activate, and Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math, Grades 6-12

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April 2013



Get your students excited about science and math!

Are your lessons falling on unengaged ears? Maybe it's time to mix things up! John Almarode and Ann Miller provide numerous strategies and a model for developing engaging science and math lessons and units that captivate students, activate prior knowledge, and invigorate student interest by making lessons rigorous and relevant. Based on the latest brain research, this book includes:

-Content-specific lessons plans and strategies for middle and secondary school teachers
-Useful forms and supplements for each strategy
-Examples across all areas of middle and high school math and science, including physics, algebra, and chemistry
-Lesson plan templates to get you started


About the Authors
1. The Recipe for an Engaged Brain
The Recipe for Student Engagement
Recipes as Frameworks
Using Your Engagement Monitor
Engagement: An Overt and Covert Operation
You Can Lead Students to Class, but Can You Make Them Think?
Chapter 1: 3-2-1 Exit Ticket
Engaging Professional Development Tasks
Engaging Professional Development Tasks
2. Building Background Knowledge
Using Models to Build Background Knowledge
A Road Map of the Brain
The Nuts and Bolts
Engaging the Students With Vocabulary
Pandora's Box
Chapter 2: Concept Development Exit Ticket
Engaging Professional Development Tasks
3. Prime the Brain: Activate Prior Knowledge
The Deafening Sound of Silence
Making Student Brains More Efficient
Getting Better Encoding, Retention, and Recall
Link to the Recipe for Engagement
Chapter 3: "Fist List" Exit Ticket
Engaging Professional Development Tasks
4. Captivate With Novelty
In the Classroom, Novelty Is the Spice of Life
Emotionally Charged Events
Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Novelty in Moderation
Chapter 4: Exit Ticket
Engaging Professional Development Tasks
5. Why Do We Need to Know This? Establishing Relevance
How Is Relevance Good for the Brain? A Mouse Tale
How Can I Make Learning Behaviorally Relevant?
Link to the Recipe for Engagement
Chapter 5: Exit Ticket
Engaging Professional Development Tasks
6. Too Much, Too Fast: Maintaining an Engaging Pace
Input and Quantity Limitations
Press and Release
What to Do Between Chunks?
Too Much, Too Fast
Chapter 6: Exit Ticket
Engaging Professional Development Tasks
7. Make Learning a Long-Lasting, Invigorating Experience
It's as if They Were Never Even in Class
Checking for Understanding
Closure Activities
A Watched Pot Never Boils . . . and This Is a Good Thing
Chapter 7: Exit Ticket
Engaging Professional Development Tasks
8. Building an Engaging Science or Mathematics Lesson and Unit
Using the Recipe to Build an Engaging Lesson
Using the Recipe to Build an Engaging Unit
A Recipe for Diversity
Taste Testing the Recipe
Chapter 8: Exit Ticket
Engaging Professional Development Tasks
Appendix A Unit Instructional Plan
Appendix B Daily Lesson Plan


Learn more about John Almarode's PD offerings
Dr. John Almarode, an educator and staff developer for many years, has worked with all age groups in education from pre-kindergarteners to graduate students. John began his career in Augusta County, Virginia teaching a wide-range of students. He then taught PreCalculus, Physics, and Modern Physics at the Shenandoah Valley Governor's School for three years. While at the Governor's School, a significant proportion of his time was devoted to providing outreach and enrichment activities to Pre-K through eighth grade students. As a staff developer, John has presented locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. He has worked with thousands of teachers, dozens of school districts and multiple organizations such as the Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools, International Schools Group, Council for Exceptional Children, The Division for Early Childhood, P. Buckley Moss Foundation, the Virginia Association of Science Teachers, and most recently the Leadership and Learning Center. John's action-packed workshops offer participants ready-to-use strategies and the brain rules that make them work. He has authored several publications on brain-based learning and has recently published a children's book to help educators inform students about their amazing brains. John continues to provide activating, captivating, and invigorating staff development workshops all over the world. John recently joined the College of Education faculty at James Madison University. JMU is the perfect setting for John to continue his work with pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and pursue his research interests.
He lives in Waynesboro with is his wife Danielle, a fellow educator, their daughter Tessa, and their two dogs, Angel and Forest.


"This book offers real strategies to activate and invigorate learning in real students in real science and math classrooms."
EAN: 9781452218021
ISBN: 1452218021
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2013
Seitenanzahl: 201 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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