A Field Guide for Activating the Learner: Using the Learner's Brain

A Field Guide for Activating the Learner: Using the Learner's Brain

by Mario C. Barbiere


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How will a teacher plan his/her instructional delivery and deliver their plan? How will he/she know if the assessments they used were effective and what will they do with that information? What is Consolidation for Closure? What role is reflection in lesson planning? These questions and many more were addressed and answered in the field guide so the readers would have a theoretical construct for each strategy is provided.

Having a theoretical framework for instruction is useful, but how theory intersects with practice is important. The theory must be applicable in the classroom. This field guide provides practical application of the skills presented via activities and worksheets that are provided within each chapter. The activities and worksheets can be used for professional development sessions, Professional Learning communities (PLC) and grade level meetings.

Included are rubrics for classroom environment, differentiated instruction, Objective and Demonstration of Student Learning (DSL) rubric, Objective and Demonstration of Student Learning (DSL) checklist, student engagement, student interviews, use of data can be used for self-improvement, peer coaching, or for self-improvement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475841220
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/26/2018
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 8.49(w) x 10.97(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Dr. Mario Barbiere is a passionate practitioner with a strong theoretical background; he has worked as an administrator at the district and State level for school turnaround promoting student self-regulation and teacher empowerment for closing the achievement gap. Dr Barbiere combined his doctoral studies and years of brain research with his practical knowledge to write a practical field guide for administrators, teachers, students, and parents for coaching or for professional development, Professional Learning Communities or grade level meeting.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Informational Stage: Lesson Delivery (Input stage of Learner’s Brain Model)
Chapter 2: The Doing: Middle Stage of Learner’s Brain Model, Assessments
Chapter 3: To Doing: Closing Stage, Consolidation for Closure
Chapter 4: Lesson Design: Reflection
Chapter 5: Sample lesson plan: Putting It All Together
Classroom Environment
Differentiating Instruction
Objective DSL Indicators
Objective DSL checklist
Student Engagement
Student Interviewing
Use of Data
About the Author

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