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Classroom Activators More Than 100 Ways to Energize Learners by Gerard Alan Evanski
  

Classroom Activators More Than 100 Ways to Energize Learners

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Classroom Activators More Than 100 Ways to Energize Learners by Gerard Alan Evanski

This handy guide puts a new twist on your teaching and training practices and shows how you can stimulate and invigorate learners through state-changing activities engaging techniques to help refocus the brain and create a receptive state of mind that enhances learning. Each section presents specific state-changing activities and the brain research behind them. While the strategies are geared for secondary classrooms, all can be adapted across grade levels. Classroom Activators illustrates how simple changes in delivering instruction or designing the classroom environment can help capture student interest and keep learners focused. The author examines state-changing activities within four categories: Energizing the Environment: examines ways to keep the learning environment fresh Getting Your Students' Attention: offers ideas to help students focus on the task at hand Energizing Your Students: presents techniques to use when the students may need a to refocus attention in the middle of a lesson Building Teams and Community: includes activities for community building, team building, and rapport building

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Chock full of great ideas and easy to use! Whether you are a novice teacher or an established pro, there is a great deal of worthwhile information in this book. It's obvious that the author has spent most of his life in the classroom. The strategies he offers meet the needs of any teacher. -- Al Diver, Principal Evanski does a wonderful job of boiling brain research down to effective and practical strategies that work for master and rookie teachers alike. The ideas in this book have helped me spice up my lessons and create a successful learning community. -- Brent Vasicek, Fourth-Grade Teacher A wonderful compilation of practical exercises and strategies designed to get and keep students
interest and attention. Evanski shows how teachers can make their classrooms stimulating places of learning and offers specific ways of gaining the attention of even highly distractible students.

-- Allen Mendler, Educational Consultant


About the Author

Jerry Evanski has been a teacher and school administrator at all levels K-12. He has written several books and has taught at the university level for many years. He has been conducting workshops for Discipline Associations and for The Teacher Learning Center for the past two decades. He created and teaches the Brain Research in Education certification program at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. The video he created about the program won two Telly Awards in 2005. He is also a trained facilitator for Super Camp, which is an internationally known accelerated learning program. His current research is focused on identifying and correcting potential visual, auditory, and kinesthetic blocks to learning. Evanski received his master's degree in music education, his educational specialist and his doctorate degree in general administration and supervision from Wayne State University.

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Book Info

Publication date

18th November 2008

Author

Gerard Alan Evanski

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
152 pages

Categories

Teachers' classroom resources & material

ISBN

9781412968829

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