Teachers will find concrete ways to integrate national science content standards into their curriculum with visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile experiences that maximize retention, including:
- Music, rhythm, rhyme, and rap
- Storytelling and humor
- Graphic organizers, semantic maps, and word webs
- Manipulatives, experiments, labs, and models
- Internet and spreadsheet projects
This book covers a full range of K–12 science subjects, including physical, life, earth, and space science, and provides brain-compatible sample lesson plans. Each chapter offers real-life examples; a what, why, and how for each strategy; activities; and note pages for brainstorming how to implement these exciting new ideas.
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About the Author
Marcia is currently CEO of the consultant firm she shares with her husband, Tyrone, and has presented her workshops to over 500,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and community leaders from all over the United States and the world, including Australia, Canada, Egypt, Hungary, Oman, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand.
She is the author of the following eight bestsellers: Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain (3rd ed.), Sit & Get Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain (2nd ed.); Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Literacy Strategies that Engage the Brain (2nd ed.); Mathematics Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Numeracy Strategies that Engage the Brain; Science Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain; Social Studies Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain; Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Techniques to Detour Around the Danger Zones (2nd ed.); and Preparing Children for Success in School and in Life: 20 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Brain Power. She is also the author of Formative Assessment in a Brain-compatible Classroom: How Do We Really Know They Are Learning? which won the 2017 Independent Publishers Book Award. Marcia has written a number of published articles and chapters that have been included in other books. Participants in her workshops call them some of the best ones they have ever experienced since Marcia models the 20 strategies in her books to actively engage her audiences. ?
Marcia received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and elementary education from Spelman College in Atlanta, her master’s degree in remedial reading from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and her specialist and doctorate degrees in educational leadership from Georgia State University and Clark Atlanta University, respectively. Spelman College awarded her the Apple Award for excellence in the field of education.
Marcia has not only been married to Tyrone for more than 39 years but they are the proud parents of three wonderful children, Jennifer, Jessica, and Christopher. If she had known how wonderful it would be to be a grandmother, Marcia would have had her eight grandchildren, Christian, Aidan, Maxwell, Aaron, Roman, Shiloh, Aya, and Noah, before she had her children. She and her husband own the company, Developing Minds Inc., and can be contacted by calling the company at (770) 918-5039, by e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting either her business website at www.developingmindsinc.com or her personal website at www.drmarciatate.com. Follow Marcia on Twitter and Instagram @drmarciatate.
Warren Phillips has taught science for 35 years for the Plymouth Public Schools in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Phillips recorded and produced three CD’s of Science Songs entitled Sing-A-Long Science teaching the science standards. From these songs, he developed a musical entitled The Science Secret. His creative teaching strategies earned him a Disney Award in 2004. From 39 Disney teachers nationwide, Warren was selected as the Disney Middle School Teacher of The Year. He was a guest on the Tony Danza Show in Fall 2004. In 2005, Phillips was selected as a contestant on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. He was selected as national winner of the Time/Chevrolet Teacher of the Year in 2002 and the USA Today All-USA Teaching Team in 2006. Bridgewater State University featured him in a commercial in 2007. His essay about teaching is featured in the NSTA monograph entitled Exemplary Science in Grades 5-8: Standards-Based Success Stories. He is co-author with Marcia Tate in a brain-based book about teaching strategies entitled Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites. He is also a contributor to a collection of inspirational stories entitled Today I Made A Difference. Currently, Phillips travels around the country doing keynote speeches and teacher professional development for Developing Minds,inc., Blue Ribbon Schools Of Excellence, etc. He is a contributing writer for the Prentice-Hall Science Explorer series and has written curriculum for Northeastern University’s Project SEED and the Plymouth Public Schools science curriculum. He’s also been a certified teacher for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). He received an Earthwatch fellowship to study elephant behavior at Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. Phillips has a B.A. in Earth Sciences, an M.A.T. in Teaching Physical Sciences and an M. ED. in Instructional Technology from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass. Warren was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas in 2010. See his web page at: http://www.wphillips.com/
Table of ContentsAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsIntroductionStrategy 1: Brainstorming and DiscussionStrategy 2: Drawing and ArtworkStrategy 3: Field TripsStrategy 4: GamesStrategy 5: Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word WebsStrategy 6: HumorStrategy 7: Manipulatives, Experiments, Labs, and ModelsStrategy 8: Metaphors, Analogies, and SimilesStrategy 9: Mnemonic DevicesStrategy 10: MovementStrategy 11: Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and RapStrategy 12: Project-Based and Problem-Based InstructionStrategy 13: Reciprocal Teaching and Cooperative LearningStrategy 14: Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and CharadesStrategy 15: StorytellingStrategy 16: TechnologyStrategy 17: Visualization and Guided ImageryStrategy 18: VisualsStrategy 19: Work Study and ApprenticeshipsStrategy 20: Writing and JournalsResource: Brain-Compatible Lesson DesignBibliographyIndex
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Tate and Phillips provide research-based strategies that will shape your students’
learning. From music to graphics to technology, they show educators how to incorporate methods that will excite students and make science memorable.