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95 Strategies for Remodeling Instruction

95 Strategies for Remodeling Instruction
Ideas for Incorporating CCSS

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October 2012 | 200 pages | Corwin
Give your lesson plans a makeover!Would you rather listen to a lecture or play classroom Jeopardy? Research shows that the most successful learning happens when teachers talk less and engage their students in actively applying concepts. This book shows you how to enhance lessons with 95 research-based strategies that work for all subjects and grade levels. In addition, the authors explain the research on student learning, describe best practices, and provide tools for analyzing your lessons. This step-by-step guide shows how to remodel lessons to:Align with the Common Core State StandardsDevelop 21st century skillsEngage students Enhance content learningThe bookÆs evidence-based Present-Apply-Review (PAR) model is highly effective for addressing shortfalls in student learning. Included are diagrams, examples, clear instructions for connecting lessons to CCSS anchors, and a guide to sharing the strategies in a professional learning setting. Why teach tomorrowÆs adults with yesterdayÆs lessons? Amplify your arsenal with storyboarding, Socratic role-play, Wikis, peer huddles, and moreùand watch learning soar!á
About the Authors
1. Pedagogies in Context
2. Lesson Remodeling: How to Remodel Lessons
3. Present Strategies
4. Apply Strategies
5. Review Strategies
Appendix A: Ideas for Grouping Students
Appendix B: Guide to Lesson Remodeling PLCs


“As a busy educator, I found this book an excellent resource for easy and fast lessons to implement in my classroom that directly impact student achievement. I did not have to prepare major lessons, gather supplies, or learn something new. This book contains many wonderful ready-to-use ideas.”

Melissa Albright, Fifth-Grade Communication Arts Teacher
Springfield Public Schools, Battlefield, MO

"95 Strategies for Remodeling Instruction is a must have book for all educators! This research-based book is full of practical ideas to support 21st century thinking and learning."

Cindy Corlett, Teacher and Professional Developer
Cimmaron Middle School, Parker, CO

"Have you ever taught a lesson and thought something just wasn’t quite right or could be better? This book is a great resource to help you give your lesson plans the little cosmetic surgery they need to be young, wonderful, and effective again."

Julie Duford, Fifth-Grade Teacher
Polson Middle School, MT

Excellent text for pre-service teachers who needed to see scaffolding tools needed to develop students critical thinking skills.

Ms Jill Clayton
Ed Entreprenuer center , Southern Methodist University
April 5, 2012

Laura Elizabeth Pinto

Learn more about Laura Pinto's PD offeringsConsulting Description: Common CoreConsulting Description: Classroom ManagementAward-winning researcher and educator Dr. Laura Elizabeth Pinto is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty, Department of Theory & Policy Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She has been teaching in faculties of education for the past decade, and working with new and seasoned members of the teaching profession with an eye to applying evidence and promising practices to their work. Dr. Pinto began her career... More About Author

Stephanie Spares

Stephanie Spares is currently a high school business teacher at Mentor College in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada. Prior to her teaching career, Stephanie spent 5 years as a leader and mentor in a teen and young adults program in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. She decided to pursue teaching after a trip to Zambia with Habitat for Humanity in 2007 and she continues to participate in builds with the organization. Her first teaching position was with a public girls’ school in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England where she taught business and economics in 2010.Stephanie has been a member of the Ontario Business Educators Association (OBEA) since 2011... More About Author

Laura M. Driscoll

Laura M. Driscoll is a Business Studies and Accounting teacher with the Toronto District School Board in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Laura has extensive experience remodelling lessons. She has used these techniques to increase student engagement in her own classroom. The strategies included in this book have been beneficial in adapting mandated curriculum requirements for all students, including those at-risk and with special education needs. Laura has always had a passion for both learning and helping others learn, which led her to pursue her Bachelor of Education from OISE at the University of Toronto. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781452218755