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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

Captivate with Novelty
Captivate with novelty

Keeping with the “recipe for engagement” theme, the human palate prefers a little seasoning on most of the food that we ingest. A clear liquid diet or bland foods are rarely preferred over a nicely seasoned piece of Atlantic salmon or perfectly marinated cut of filet mignon. For vegetarians, a dish of steaming hot eggplant parmesan with chunks of tomato and the aroma of oregano will certainly sate an appetite. On the contrary, an over-seasoned piece of meat or steamed vegetables weighed down by too much salt and pepper can force us to leave our plates virtually untouched and give us a strong desire to get up from the table and walk away. Let's examine this same scenario, only the ...

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