“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.

Fostering Collaborative Learning

Fostering collaborative learning

In a world of ubiquitous information and advanced analytic tools, logic alone won't do it. We must be able to listen and to discern why people have come to the conclusions that they have, why they act as they do and why their thinking moves in a certain direction.

—Daniel Pink (2005, p. 66)

In his groundbreaking book, A Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink (2005) leads us into the twenty-first century with what he calls six senses that will help direct our minds to the demands of this century. Two of those new senses have to do with the ability to work with people, all people, whether we agree with them or not. In a world where we are competing globally this ...

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