ERIC Number: ED402295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Learning Centers. Professional's Guide.
McClay, Jodi L.
Learning centers are special areas in the classroom where students can work independently or in small groups to build a concept, explore a topic, or refine a skill. Learning centers are a way to meet the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of elementary school students through active involvement in the learning process by enabling classrooms to decentralize and become student-centered rather than teacher-directed. This book begins with an overview of learning centers, including the rationale for these centers, a description of how they work, and benefits they provide. The other chapters cover: starting a learning center, planning activities, classroom management, student accountability, and authentic assessment. Suggested activities and sample forms are included. (Contains 31 references.) (ND)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Group Activities, Individualized Instruction, Learning Centers (Classroom), Lesson Plans, Performance Based Assessment, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
Teacher Created Materials, Inc., 6421 Industry Way, Westminster, CA 92683.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A