95 Strategies for Remodeling Instruction
Ideas for Incorporating CCSS
- Laura E. Pinto - University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
- Stephanie Spares - Mentor College
- Laura Driscoll - Toronto District School Board
Learning Styles | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
Give your lesson plans a makeover!
Would you rather listen to a lecture or play classroom Jeopardy? Research shows that the most successful learning happens when teachers talk less and engage their students in actively applying concepts. This book shows you how to enhance lessons with 95 research-based strategies that work for all subjects and grade levels. In addition, the authors explain the research on student learning, describe best practices, and provide tools for analyzing your lessons. This step-by-step guide shows how to remodel lessons to:
- Align with the Common Core State Standards
- Develop 21st century skills
- Engage students
- Enhance content learning
The book's evidence-based Present-Apply-Review (PAR) model is highly effective for addressing shortfalls in student learning. Included are diagrams, examples, clear instructions for connecting lessons to CCSS anchors, and a guide to sharing the strategies in a professional learning setting. Why teach tomorrow's adults with yesterday's lessons? Amplify your arsenal with storyboarding, Socratic role-play, Wikis, peer huddles, and more—and watch learning soar!
“As a busy educator, I found this book an excellent resource for easy and fast lessons to implement in my classroom that directly impact student achievement. I did not have to prepare major lessons, gather supplies, or learn something new. This book contains many wonderful ready-to-use ideas.”
"95 Strategies for Remodeling Instruction is a must have book for all educators! This research-based book is full of practical ideas to support 21st century thinking and learning."
"Have you ever taught a lesson and thought something just wasn’t quite right or could be better? This book is a great resource to help you give your lesson plans the little cosmetic surgery they need to be young, wonderful, and effective again."
Excellent text for pre-service teachers who needed to see scaffolding tools needed to develop students critical thinking skills.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Pedagogies in Context