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"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

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
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
 
Bibliography
 
Index

"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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Brainstorming and Discussion


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Marcia L. Tate

Marcia L. Tate is the former executive director of professional development for the DeKalb County School System in Decatur, Georgia.  During her 30-year career with the district, she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director.  Marcia was named Staff Developer of the Year for the state of Georgia, and her department was selected to receive the Exemplary Program Award for the state. Marcia is currently CEO of the consultant firm she shares with her husband, Tyrone, and has presented her workshops to over 500,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and... More About Author

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