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Teacher As Activator of Learning (Paperback) (Gayle H. Gregory)
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When we use the phrase “activate student learning,” what do we really mean? There is no apparent ‘switch for learning’ on each student, but skillful teachers have discovered over time what will activate their students’ learning. To activate is to cause to act, not sitting passively listening and writing down notes. This book gives teachers a chance to learn about the high impact strategies that are most effective according to the research of John Hattie and others, and it also offers practical ways to put these strategies into daily work in classrooms and schools to activate learning and learners and teachers. Although research is helpful and promising, what to do today and tomorrow to operationalize the research is more relevant to the teacher who is in the classroom focused on activating learning. Promising strategies that will help teachers activate student involvement and thinking so that they are not passive receivers of information but active brain engaged ‘assessment capable’ learners making sense of their learning and deepening it are included.The very best teachers understand that the best practice results in independent, motivated learners. In this book Gayle Gregory shows teachers what works best in simple, easy to understand ways, complete with strategies and examples. From classroom climate to formative assessment and feedback, get ready to see your students shine!