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Teaching Techniques That Accelerate Learning

This teacher-friendly guide includes sample lesson plans and brain-compatible strategies to motivate students of any grade level, create new memory pathways, and significantly impact learning.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781412956109
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2008
  • Page Count: 200
  • Publication date: June 19, 2008

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"This is a practical, highly engaging book about how to be a highly engaging teacher. In today's world of on-demand entertainment and fast-paced action, the strategies in this book help teachers offer what students need in order to learn."
—Renee Peoples, Fourth-Grade Teacher and Swain County Math Coach
West Elementary School, Bryson City, NC

Brain-based strategies to give your students the green light for learning success!

How can today's teachers develop lessons that will inspire students and ignite the desire to learn? Moving away from the traditional lecture-based method of teaching, this teacher-friendly guide introduces a variety of innovative teaching techniques that will motivate, excite, and increase the learning potential of every student.

Using contributions from teachers with experience in a variety of classroom-tested techniques, the author provides nine proven strategies for creating new memory pathways, making content relevant for students, and increasing their learning. Teachers will learn techniques that tap into students emotions and be able to increase participation in group discussions and activities. Practical features include:

  • Sample lesson plans for different grade levels in each chapter
  • A variety of practical, brain-compatible teaching strategies
  • Building blocks for effective instruction, illustrated through descriptions, analogies, and metaphors

Offering key principles of effective teaching that can be applied across grade levels and in any content area, this book shows how it is possible to increase student enthusiasm and impact learning.

Key features

  • Packed with practical strategies for increasing motivation and learning
  • Includes numerous examples showing teachers how to implement the strategies
  • Features sample lesson plans in each chapter


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Rich Allen

Learn more about Rich Allen's PD offerings

Richard Allen is an international consultant with more than 25 years experience coaching trainers and educators. Cofounder and president of Education Illustrated, he has taken the TrainSmart strategies beyond the United States and Canada to such diverse countries as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, Russia, Jordan, and Brazil. Allen is also a popular keynote speaker at international conferences, and he facilitates moti­vational and teambuilding workshops.

Allen started his educational career as a high school math and drama teacher. In 1985, he became a lead facilitator for SuperCamp—an accelerated learning program for teens—and has since worked with more than 25,000 students worldwide. He completed his doctorate in educational psychology at Arizona State University, where he studied how the human brain receives, processes, and recalls information—knowledge that informs all aspects of his training strategies.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Author

1. Overview

2. Memory

3. Connections

4. Movement

5. Novelty

6. Tone

7. Emotions

8. Socialization

9. Drama

10. Visuals

Final Note






Price: $39.95
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