“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.

Encouraging In-Depth Understanding with Real-World Applications

Encouraging in-depth understanding with real-world applications

Since our brain is designed to learn for survival, it is very good at learning that which it perceives to be useful, practical, and real.

—Eric Jensen (1997)

We live in an age of a vast amount of information that is changing at warp speed. We cannot possibly teach students everything they will need to know to be successful because we don't even know what that is. Thanks to exponential advancements in technology, all of us are having difficulty keeping up with the changes taking place in our students' lives today—much less tomorrow. The role of the classroom teacher has evolved from the “sage on the stage” to the collaborative participant and leader of learning ...

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