Engage the Brain: Games, Experiments, and Graphic Organizer Strategies

Based on the work of Marcia Tate

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About

Based on Marcia Tate’s bestselling “Growing Dendrites” series, during this course you will learn about seven more of her research-based strategies: using humor, games, manipulatives, experiments, graphic organizers, visuals and word play.

You will learn why they work and see teachers implementing them across the curriculum. You will also be able to reflect on each brain-compatible strategy and think critically about ways to incorporate them into teaching, create lesson plans that incorporate keys ideas of brain-compatible teaching, and deepen your understanding of key concepts and strategies discussed within the readings.

Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate strategies to include humor, games, manipulatives, experiments, graphic organizers, visuals and word play in your classroom, and
  • Create a supportive environment for students to try strategies for themselves and provide a rationale for why these strategies meet the unique learning needs of students.

Syllabus

Course Modules Include:

  • Module 1: Using Humor and Games
  • Module 2: Implementing Manipulatives, Experiments, and Technology
  • Module 3: Effective Use of Organizers and Visuals
  • Module 4: Using Mnemonics and Word Play
  • Capstone

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Purchase

Purchase 15-hour course