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Get your students excited about science and math!
Are your lessons falling on unengaged ears? Maybe it's time to mix things up! John Almarode and Ann Miller provide numerous strategies and a model for developing engaging science and math lessons and units that captivate students, activate prior knowledge, and invigorate student interest by making lessons rigorous and relevant. Based on the latest brain research, this book includes: -Content-specific lessons plans and strategies for middle and secondary school teachers; -Useful forms and supplements for each strategy; -Examples across all areas of middle and high school math and science, including physics, algebra, and chemistry; -Lesson plan templates to get you started
Chapter 1: The Recipe for an Engaged Brain
The Recipe for an Engaged Brain
Every weekday morning without fail, we climb out of bed, after striking the snooze button on the alarm clock the maximum allowable number of times, and prepare ourselves for an often unpredictable, but ultimately rewarding, day as an elite group of professionals dedicated to the development and achievement of all students. We are teachers. Our important and carefully scripted morning routine serves as a necessary process to ready ourselves for the action-packed day of “reading, writing, and arithmetic.” Reading teachers are revving up for a day of context clues, inferences, and reading comprehension. For writing teachers, distinguishing between active and passive voice may be on the agenda. Physical education teachers, music teachers, and art ...