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

Make Learning a Long-Lasting, Invigorating Experience

Make learning a long-lasting, invigorating experience

Stop-n-Think Box 7.1

What specific strategies do you use to help students learn the material in your class? How do you help students make learning stick?

Our understanding of home-cooked meals is populated by instant dinners in the freezer section of our local supermarket. In some cases, these instant dinners are from our favorite restaurants (e.g., T.G.I. Friday's or P.F. Chang's). Americans have grown accustomed to coming home, throwing a packaged meal into the microwave or convection oven, leaving it unattended, and in less than an hour the meal is ready to eat. Our busy schedules make this variation of home cooking both convenient and necessary. We sit around these packaged meals and reminisce about the ...

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