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"Sit and Get" Won't Grow Dendrites

"Sit and Get" Won't Grow Dendrites
20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain

Second Edition

December 2012 | 192 pages | Corwin
Essential clues to the adult brain and how it learns best!

Teaching busy adults can be a daunting task. In this best-selling book, Marcia Tate uncovers how to deliver memorable, high-impact learning experiences in ways adults learn best. In this second edition offers:

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

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

- 150 professional learning activities that spark educator participation

- New tips to make professional learning unforgettable

- Samples of professional learning designs

- References to the new Learning Forward Professional Standards

- Guided reflection and application sections

About the Author
Introduction: Adult Learning Theory
1. Brainstorming and Discussion
2. Drawing and Artwork
3. Field Trips
4. Games
5. Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Webs
6. Humor and Celebration
7. Manipulatives and Models
8. Metaphors, Analogies, and Similes
9. Mnemonic Devices
10. Movement
11. Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rap
12. Project-Based and Problem-Based Instruction
13. Reciprocal Teaching, Cooperative Learning, and Peer Coaching
14. Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades
15. Storytelling
16. Technology
17. Visualization and Guided Imagery
18. Visuals
19. Work Study, Action Research, and Professional Learning Communities
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

"The focus is on teaching busy adults and creating experiences that reinforce learning: new findings in brain research, learning styles, and differences between adult and younger learners make this a powerful, recommended pick for any adult education collection." 

Midwest Book Review, September 2012

Marcia L. Tate

Marcia L. Tate, EdD, is the former executive director of professional development for the DeKalb County School System in Decatur, Georgia. During her thirty-year career with the district, she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director. Marcia is currently an educational consultant and has taught over 500,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the world. She is the author of the eight books in the best-selling Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites series and four additional books: Formative Assessment in a Brain-Compatible... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412999342