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Teacher as Activator of Learning

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Teacher as Activator of Learning

Flip the Switch! How to Get Students Into Learning Mode Now. Walk into any classroom, and within a few seconds you'll have a sense of whether the atmosphere is one of stagnation and passivity or one of motivation and engagement where students are learning. What is it that separates the latter from the former? In this book, education expert Gayle Gregory offers the conditions necessary to foster an environment of active, visible learning in a brain-compatible climate.

In its pages you'll find: What effective teachers should know and do to activate student learning and reach targeted standards using theories such as Growth Mindsets and Panksepp's SEEKING system What an "instructionally intelligent" teacher has in her repertoire that impacts student success Multiple practical strategies to implement immediately that activate student thinking and target learning intentions through differentiation and the use of collaboration, formative assessment, and feedback Gregory's powerful strategies and tactics, your classroom will be positively electric with enthusiasm for learning and greater student success. "In going from ‘teachers as fount of knowledge' to 'teacher as facilitator' the field has overcorrected.

Gayle Gregory corrects all that with a comprehensive and deep portrayal of the need for 'teachers to be activators' of learning in partnership with students. Based on equal measure of research and practice Gregory gives is a compelling set of ideas and tools to maximize student learning and engagement. Read it and hit the ground running!" Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto.

CHAPTERS
Introduction: Activating Student Thinking

Chapter 1: What is Climate and Why Does it Matter?
Chapter 2: Teachers Make the Difference
Chapter 3: Power of Peers
Chapter 4: Cooperative Learning
Chapter 5: Goals and Expectation
Chapter 6: Know Their Impact: Using Formative Assessment to Help Students Succeed
Chapter 7: Feedback: The Breakfast of Champions
Chapter 8: Final Thoughts
References

"In going from “teacher as fount of knowledge” to “teacher as facilitator” the field has over-corrected. Gayle Gregory corrects that with a comprehensive and deep portrayal of the need for teachers to be activators of learning in partnership with students. Based on equal measures of research and practice, Gregory gives us a compelling set of ideas and tools to maximize student learning and engagement. Read it and hit the ground running!"

by Gayle Gregory
CORWIN PRESS
Pub Date:03/2016
ISBN:9781483381855
Format:Pbk 240 pages

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