Translating brain research into best practice, Donna Walker Tileston, award-winning author, educator, and trainer, offers teachers a simple and concise Strategic Learning Model applicable to all grade levels, content areas, and instructional settings. This systematic cycle focuses on five essentials that teach learners to plug in, power up, synthesize, outsource, and reflect on their learning.
Based on the latest brain and educational research, this student-centered, teacher-friendly guide includes:
- A carefully chosen collection of instructional strategies for promoting the active transfer of knowledge to students' long-term memory
- A step-by-step process for planning powerful lessons that make a difference in student learning
- Sample lesson forms and reproducible templates
- Sample strategies such as question-and-answer profiles, technology integration, mindjogs, KNLH, group memory, making predictions, cooperative learning, six-hat thinking, collaborative retelling, graphic organizers, thinking at right angles, plus-minus-interesting, and much more