ERIC Number: ED458588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Making Learning Happen: Strategies for an Interactive Classroom.
Golub, Jeffrey N.
This is a book about "conscious learning," the kind of learning that enables students to assess the current level and quality of their language performance and then work to improve that performance deliberately, enthusiastically, and with commitment. The book takes complex, sophisticated understandings and reworks them into ready-to-use smart activities to foster self reflection and self assessment. First, it describes and demonstrates instructional strategies that "make the invisible visible," that encourage students to reflect on their language performance, thus becoming consciously aware of the learning that has occurred. Next, it shows teachers how to restructure their classroom activities to engage students in every lesson, every project, every day. Two chapters of the book are devoted to interactive activities that develop students' speaking and listening skills and help them work productively and harmoniously in a small-group setting. The book also allows readers to listen in on the author's thinking, describing the structures and activities he uses in his own classroom and describing the process of putting them together in an actual lesson plan. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, English Instruction, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Lesson Plans, Metacognition, Secondary Education
Heinemann, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 ($15). Tel: 603-431-7894. Web site: http://www.heinemann.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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