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ERIC Number: ED522224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 135
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4166-1294-0
Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner
Himmele, Persida; Himmele, William
Yes, there are easy-to-use and incredibly effective alternatives to the "stand and deliver" approach to teaching that causes so many students to tune out--or even drop out. Here's your opportunity to explore dozens of ways to engage K-12 students in active learning and allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and understanding. The authors explain why and how Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) get and hold attention, activate higher-order thinking, and provide formative assessments of academic progress. Learn how to implement field-tested techniques you can use right away, including: (1) Quick-Draws, Quick-Writes, Chalkboard Splash, and other TPTs that help you take the pulse of a class on the spot; (2) Various types of Hold-Up Cards, such as True/Not True and Selected Response, that are good for improving on-task participation and behavior; (3) Bounce Cards, Line-Ups, Simulations, and other TPTs that use movement to encourage students to interact and process their learning; and (4) TPTs that guide note-taking and concept analysis, such as Picture Notes, 3-Sentence Wrap-Up, and Debate Team Carousel. Each TPT includes step-by-step instructions and suggestions for how to adapt the technique to specific contexts and content areas.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ASCD