Brain-Based Learning: A Teaching in Science and Art Christie Gayheart Jefferson Middle Midland Public

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  • Brain-Based Learning: A Teaching in Science and Art Christie Gayheart Jefferson Middle Midland Public
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  • Teaching: A Science & Art The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. ~Mark Van Doren
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  • Reflect on Your Own Lessons What strategies are you already using? Which strategies do you wish to know more about? How could you become more proficient?
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  • Top 10 Guidelines for Planning 1.Needs to be Fun!!! 2.Brains are unique. 3.Practice does not make perfect. 4.Rehearsal is essential for retention. 5.Lecture = lowest degree of retention. 6.Working memory has limited capacity. 7.Past experience affects new learning. 8.Emotions affect all learning aspect. 9.Brain seeks patterns for meaning. 10.Learning engages the entire person (cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains).
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  • Unit Planning (Wolfe, P. 55, 69)
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  • Lesson Planning (Wolfe, P. 76-77)
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  • No matter the stylethe lesson components fit! (Sousa, 277-278) Direct Teaching DemonstrationConcept Attain Socratic Method Cooperative Learing Simulation & Games Independent Instruction Drill & Practice Anticipatory Set XXXXXX Lesson Objective XXXXXX Purpose XXXXXXX Input XXXXXX Modeling XXXXXX Check For Understandin g XXXXXXXX Guided Practice XXX Closure XXXXXXXX Independent Practice XXXX
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  • When planningTiming matters!!! Consider what you will do when: Prime-time-1 (First 10-15 minutes) New material Down-time (15-30 minutes into hour) Practice Prime-time-2 (30-50 minutes into hour) Closure (Sousa, 90)
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  • Making Lessons an Art
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  • Activate Ideas Think-pair-share KWL Mind map Toolbox What I know about KWL or KLEW Brilliant Thinking Wheel Active Reading Card: Predicting- (Reciprocal Teaching Cooperative Learning Activity) Reading Guides: Pre- reading
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  • Acquire Ideas Direct teaching Mini lecture Video clip Jigsaw Text reading Problem-based learning Toolbox Vocabulary Wheel Active Reading Cards (Reciprocal Teaching Cooperative Learning Activity) Lesson Inspection Brain Saver Event Web
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  • Apply, Practice, Formative Assessment Ideas Venn Diagrams Note taking Word Web Pop quiz Experiments Projects Problem solving Toolbox Review KWL or KLEW Review Active Reading Cards Review Lesson Inspection VENN Diagram Web Template Exit Cards: Thoughts/Facts/Solving
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  • Summative Assessment, Closure and Reflection Ideas Revisit KWL or KLEW Post reading/writing reflections Exit cards/Ticket out Mind maps/webs Presentations Demonstrations Toolbox KWL or KLEW Reading/Video/Demo guides Brain Saver Active Reading Cards (Summarizing) VENN Diagram Web template
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  • Enjoy your Teacher Toolbox