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Green Light Classrooms
Teaching Techniques That Accelerate Learning



© 2008 | 200 pages | Corwin

"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.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
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
 
Appendix
 
References
 
Index

"This is a practical and 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

"This book provides a variety of new approaches, strategies, techniques, concepts, and ideas that teachers can implement in their classroom to increase the educational success of their students."

Beth Wile, Sixth-Grade Science Teacher
Union Park Middle School, Orlando, FL

“My daughter applied the techniques for learning found in Rich Allen’s Green Light Classrooms in a second grade class and was amazed how using mystery in science excited her students. I saw the same excitement in adults learning safety concepts; the class was energized! Even after returning from a break, the class was still discussing what they learned and I knew I’d found a powerful method for teaching. I’ll continue to use this valuable resource for my own classes and my daughter will as well!”

Dave Barber, MS, CIH
College of New Mexico
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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Overview


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