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Use these 10 strategies to teach and communicate content that sticks! Students learn best when collaborating, talking, and working with their peers. That’s what Edutopia blogger and education expert Heather Wolpert-Gawron discovered when she surveyed students nationwide. Now you can hear from the students themselves and discover 10 comprehensive and fresh ideas on precisely what and how to capture your students’ imagination and minds for deep learning, everyday. This research-based approach to cooperative learning provides plentiful lesson ideas, vignettes, videos, and insightful student interviews to help you: • Understand the research base for collaborative learning • Implement and manage competitively cooperative student work group • Incorporate movement, visual tools, and technology • Develop achievement-based PBL projects • Conduct your own student survey for increased student ...
Chapter Six: Show Us You’re Human Too
Show Us You’re Human Too
“I love when my teachers are excited!”
We all know how vital school can be; but unfortunately, sometimes we misinterpret the need to convey importance with the need to convey solemnity. Sure, we know school plays a critical role as a student’s “brain gym,” a place where, for years, young persons can “work out” their understanding of both their [Page 128]place in the world and how their knowledge can play a key part in changing that world. Yet despite its importance, school doesn’t have to be a place where teachers have to adopt a colder, more academic facade. Throughout our student engagement survey, students overwhelmingly mentioned that what engaged them the most was when the teacher ...