Activators: Classroom Strategies for Engaging Middle and High School Students

Activators: Classroom Strategies for Engaging Middle and High School Students

(Cambridge, MA: Educators for Social Responsibility, 2013, originally published 2013), 256 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Activators: Classroom Strategies for Engaging Middle and High School Students is a key resource for teachers in grades 6-12. This unique resource is a deep dive into Activators, a core teaching practice that incorporates individual think time with purposeful social interaction to increase emotional, cognitive, and behavioral engagement in learning.Featuring concrete, hands-on activities that can be completed efficiently at the start of a unit, lesson, or topic, Activators help to:• Increase engagement in learning• Support a well-paced lesson• Generate connections to prior knowledge• Provide students with opportunities to practice skills and deepen understandings• Support formative assessmentAlthough Activators have different formats, they all share two key components: individual think time and purposeful social interaction, which support students to develop quality responses to content and ideas while engaging with peers. Authors Nicole Frazier and Donna Mehle offer detailed facilitation tips for more than 20 Activators, providing a clear understanding of what they are and how they work in specific settings.
Field of Interest
Education
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2013 by Educators for Social Responsibility
Content Type
Book
Format
Text
Original Publication Date
2013
Page Count
256
Publication Year
2013
Publisher
Educators for Social Responsibility
Place Published / Released
Cambridge, MA
Subject
Education, Social Sciences, Teaching Methods, Secondary Education, Educational Resources, Classroom Management, Middle, Secondary, Método de Ensino, Métodos Pedagógicos, Educação Secundária, Educación Secundaria
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Método de Ensino, Métodos Pedagógicos, Educação Secundária, Educación Secundaria

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