“This excellent book is up-to-date with the expanding role of technology in education and offers endless ready-to-implement suggestions and plenty of illustrative material while linking everything to brain research. It is easy to understand, thoughtfully crafted, and right on the mark.”

—Beth Madison, Principal

George Middle School, Portland, OR

Engage, motivate, and inspire students with today's best practices

This third edition of what has become a classic methods text reveals the most current approaches to inspire and motivate students. Donna Walker Tileston engages readers with real-life classroom examples, proven techniques for reaching every learner, and up-to-date strategies, all outlined in her reader-friendly style. She incorporates the latest research on brain-compatible pedagogy and learning styles throughout the updated chapters on today's most critical topics, including: Using formative assessment for best results; Integrating technology to connect students' school and home lives; Differentiating instruction to inspire every student; Connecting with children of various cultures, including those who live in poverty; Creating a collaborative learning environment

Each chapter includes helpful lists, charts, and graphs. New and veteran teachers will find a treasure trove of invaluable tried-and-true strategies throughout this handy reference.

Integrating Technology Seamlessly into Instruction

Integrating technology seamlessly into instruction

Our educational system is running like a fine Swiss watch. The problem is that there is very little market today for fine Swiss watches.

—David Thornburg

Students enter our school hallways each day fresh from a digital world that not only allows them to communicate throughout the world, but also gives them the ability to solve problems, do research, and perform at levels never before available. Students today are not just using technology, they are creating it. You need only go to one of the many communication sites to see videos, pictures, and music created by students and shared on these sites. Those same students often go to classrooms where the primary learning tools are lecture, note taking, ...

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