Learning is an active process. The second edition of this award-winning bestseller contains 85 classroom-tested, ready-to-use techniques that will transform any classroom into an “aerobics session for the mind.” Learn how to actively engage students in your classroom, develop critical thinking skills, improve assessment, and inspire all students.
This classic resource contains tools for
- Activating prior knowledge
• Building notemaking skills
• Improving writing
• Building vocabulary
• Deepening reflection
• Classroom questioning
• Promoting cooperation
• Teaching & practicing skills
• Assessing student performances
And many more!
Tools has enabled me to keep learning in the classroom active, alive, and fun. It is organized for easy access and filled with wonderful strategies, so that I’m never at a loss for how to keep my students motivated and thinking deeply.
… Activating Prior Knowledge, Improving Writing, Assessing Student Performances, Building Students’ Notemaking Skills, and Promoting Cooperation are just a few of the section titles that speak directly to the learning needs of my students. In fact, there isn’t a section in this book that doesn’t address the learning needs of my students.
If you ever find yourself struggling to engage your students, at a loss for how to bring content alive, or simply in need of an effective and easy way to enliven learning, Tools is the answer. It is a valuable asset for any classroom and in my own it has become as indispensable as the chalkboard.