U-Turn Teaching: Strategies to Accelerate Learning and Transform Middle School Achievement

Help middle schoolers engage in the classroom before it's too late!

The middle school years mark a critical point in a child's educational journey. For many educators, these years are the last chance to put in place strong, positive learning patterns.

U-Turn Teaching is founded on Rich Allen's “Green Light” education strategies, in which every activity is designed to proactively support learning. This book builds on what researchers have discovered about how the adolescent brain learns best, and shows how those discoveries directly relate to effective classroom teaching. Now you can engage all students, even unmotivated ones, and help them make a U-turn by applying these four principles of brain-based learning: Build and maintain trust; Create a collaborative community; Take a TEAMing approach; Prime the positive environment

U-Turn Teaching demonstrates how to realistically accomplish these four principles in your classroom. When educators are able to embed positive, efficient, and effective patterns of learning in the middle years, students are far more likely to succeed in high school and beyond!

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