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ERIC Number: ED512320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 160
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6062-3971-1
The Effective Teacher's Guide: 50 Ways to Engage Students and Promote Interactive Learning. Second Edition
Frey, Nancy
Guilford Publications
This popular guide offers a wealth of innovative, research-based strategies for making K-12 classrooms the best learning environments they can be. Easy-to-implement best practices are presented for establishing a classroom management plan, organizing procedures and materials, building a respectful community, fostering peer collaboration, and engaging students in interactive learning. Each of the 50 strategies includes step-by-step instructions, the amount of time needed to implement, and the recommended grade level. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book features ready-to-use reproducibles. New to This Edition: (1) Now in a large, easy-to-reproduce format; (2) Strategies for using technology to promote interactive learning; (3) Explains a gradual release-of-responsibility model of instruction to support self-motivated learning; (4) Additional topics: vocabulary development, enhancing writing skills, and building peer partnerships; and (5) Updated and expanded research base. This book is divided into six parts. Part I, Five Rules For Engagement and Interaction, includes: (1) Organize Your Instruction through Gradual Release of Responsibility; (2) Active Engagement Is Multileveled: Group-Partner-Individual; (3) Instruction Is Interactive: Say-Write-Do; (4) Students Help Each Other: Tell-Help-Check; and (5) Students Learn from Each Other: Think-Pair-Share. Part II, Engaging Students Through Classroom Procedures, includes: (6) Creating a Classroom Management Plan; (7) Creating and Teaching Classroom Rules; (8) Responding to Problem Behaviors; (9) Deescalating Problem Behaviors with Voluntary Removal; (10) Crumple Doll; (11) Responding to Bullying; (12) Fostering Problem Solving among Students; (13) Room Arrangement; (14) Taking Attendance; and (15) What to Do When a Student Returns from an Absence. Part III, Engaging Students Through Organization, includes: (16) Posting a Daily Schedule; (17) Signaling the Class; (18) Monitoring Noise Level; (19) Teaching Students to Manage Their Time; (20) Distributing and Collecting Materials; (21) Calling on Students; (22) Organizing Materials; (23) Assignment Headings; (24) Teaching Students How to Request Help; (25) Managing the Technology in Your Classroom; and (26) Establishing and Maintaining a Course Website. Part IV, Engaging Students Through Peer Partners, includes: (27) Establishing Peer Partners; (28) Peer Partners Role 1: Response Partners; (29) Peer Partners Role 2: Reading Partners; (30) Peer Partners Role 3: On-Task Partners; (31) Peer Partners Role 4: Assignment Partners; (32) Peer Partners Role 5: Collaborative Partners; and (33) Grouping Students Efficiently. Part V, Engaging Students For Learning, includes: (34) Interest Surveys; (35) Bellwork; (36) RAFT (Role-Audience-Format-Topic); (37) Community Surveys; (38) Human Graphs; (39) Establishing Purpose; (40) Vocabulary Routines; (41) Whip Around; (42) Response Cards; (43) Walking Review; (44) Jigsaws; (45) Self-Corrected Spelling; and (46) Power Writing to Build Fluency. Part VI, Engaging Students Through Reading, includes: (47) Choral Reading; (48) Cloze Reading; (49) Read-Around; and (50) Rapid Retrieval of Information.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A