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The InterActive Classroom

Practical Strategies for Involving Students in the Learning Process
Third Edition (Revised Edition)
By: Ron Nash

Foreword by John Almarode

Amplifying knowledge acquisition and student engagement, this text provides strategies for improving presentation skills, enhancing kinesthetic and interpersonal methods, and utilizing brain-based strategies to promote active learning.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781544377711
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2019
  • Page Count: 168
  • Publication date: August 12, 2019

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Shift Students’ Roles from Passive Observers to Active Participants.

Preparing students for a world that did not exist when they were students themselves can be challenging for many teachers. Engaging students, particularly disinterested ones, in the learning process is no easy task, especially when easy access to information is at an all-time high.
How then do educators simultaneously ensure knowledge acquisition and engagement?

Ron Nash encourages teachers to embrace an interactive classroom by rethinking their role as information givers. The Interactive Classroom provides a framework for how to influence the learning process and increase student participation by sharing
Proven strategies for improving presentation and facilitation skills
• Kinesthetic, interpersonal, and classroom management methods
Brain-based teaching strategies that promote active learning
Project-based learning and formative assessment techniques that promote a robust learning environment

Intended to cultivate an interactive classroom in which students take an active role in learning, this book provides a blueprint for educators seeking to amplify student engagement while imparting critical twenty-first century skills.

Key features

  • New chapters on Project-Based Learning and Formative Assessment
  • Purchase of this book will become mandatory for training in all consulting work
  • New artwork throughout book, commissioned by Ron specifically for this project
  • New Foreword from John Almarode
  • Focuses on kinesthetic education, interpersonal and classroom management skills, establishing rapport and building relationships between fellow classmates and teachers, and engaging students' active participation in the learning process
  • A reader-friendly compilation of teaching strategies that are brain-based and promote active learning, interactive learning environments, and the inclusion of all learning modalities
  • Offers practical, proven strategies for improving presentation and process facilitation skills
  • Provides a wealth of valuable strategies and activities for enhancing teaching and learning
  • Explains relevance of ideas and demonstrates practical ways for putting them into action in the classroom or workshop
  • A "how-to" book for the classroom
  • Addresses key elements of an interactive classroom


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by John Almarode


About the Author

Unique Features of this Book


Chapter 1. The Tinkerer’s Mindset

Pay It Forward

Some Reflections on Reflecting

What I Did With My Summer Vacation

Getting Better at Getting Better

The Synergy in Collaborative Planning

An Innovative Spirit

Turning Talk Into Action

Chapter 2. Some Assembly Required

When Plans Go Plop

The Work in Working Relationships

Embrace the Motivators

Avoid the Demotivators

Chapter 3. Incorporating Structured Conversations

Making Time to Process New Information

Life in the “Telling” Classroom

The Simultaneity Principle

Working in Pairs

TTYPA (Turn to Your Partner and . . .)

Modeling and Teaching Empathetic Listening

Pausing and Paraphrasing

Chapter 4. Managing Movement in the Classroom

Reimagine Classrooms With Movement in Mind

Getting Both Partners Involved

Paired Verbal Fluency (PVF)

Gallery Walks

Chapter 5. Presenting With Confidence

Presenters and Facilitators

Rapport, Relationships, and Rehearsals

Purposeful Movement

Visuals and Technology

Seek Clarity and Simplicity

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Provide Process Time

Verbal Miscues

The Mighty Pause


Chapter 6. Let’s Be Clear

Do as I Do

High Operational Standards

One at a Time

Remove Barriers to the Message

Clear and Unambiguous Feedback

“Why are we doing this?”

“Who is making the decision here?”

Chapter 7. Making Time to Write

Speaking Supports Writing

Hooking Kids on Writing

Let Students Be Teachers

Learning Logs and Journals

Reflective Blogs

Connecting the Writing to the Writer


Connecting Speaking With Writing

Confident Writers

Chapter 8. Using Music to Facilitate Process

Music to Support Transitions and Breaks

Music to Enhance Discussions and Support Activities

The Role of Music in Choosing Learning Partners

Choosing Music


Chapter 9. Unlocking Doors With Storytelling

The Focus Factor

Opening Doors to the Content Material

Ownership Through Questions

It’s What They Think That Counts

Chapter 10. Accelerating Progress

The Role of Feedback in the Continuous-Improvement Process

A Clear Picture

Bringing Students Into the Conversation

Checklists and Rubrics

Working the Room

Chapter 11. Behind the Seen

That Whole Groundwork Thing

Finding Time to Reflect and Ask Questions

Challenging Seven Common Assumptions

Final Thoughts






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