Interactive Learning Experiences, Grades 6-12: Increasing Student Engagement and Learning

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781412963367: Interactive Learning Experiences, Grades 6-12: Increasing Student Engagement and Learning

Discover how to engage teenagers in course content using this resource′s updated research, new sample activities, and tips for designing and evaluating interactive learning experiences.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

David Smokler currently teaches English in Needham, Massachusetts. Jobs for English teachers were nonexistent, so unable to get a traditional teaching gig, Smokler accepted a job teaching juvenile offenders on a horse-drawn, cross-country, covered wagon train. He planned lessons and taught literature and writing to more than fifty incarcerated students while traveling twenty to twenty-five miles a day on horse- and mule-drawn wagons from Pennsylvania to southwestern Texas. On the wagon train, Smokler began to develop some of the experiences in this book. After another year of teaching juvenile offenders in prison, Smokler moved to Cape Cod, where he taught for four years while completing his Master of Arts in Teaching English at Bridgewater State College, where he conducted original research on simulation games. Smokler graduated from Connecticut College in 1996 with a degree in English and with teaching credentials

Review:

"The book begins with the teenager's brain. In layman's terms, it lets teachers know why teenagers are difficult to engage and how to create a classroom atmosphere that will hold their attention and allow them to learn." -- Melody Aldrich, English Teacher

"Gives teachers a variety of simulations and creative ideas they can try in their classrooms to help enhance and energize their teaching."--Chris Baker, Eighth-Grade Social Studies Teacher and Department Chair (02/28/2008)

"This book will excite teachers who want to help motivate today s secondary students. Information about the brain, presented along with the author s personal teaching experiences, tips, and creative game ideas, makes for a very worthwhile read!"--Cindy Bean, Seventh-Grade Math Teacher (02/28/2008)"

"Makes teachers think about the purpose and connection that a game will have to the curriculum as well as to students lives. This book helps clarify the purpose of including meaningful experiential games in the classroom."--Joan Baltezore, Biology Teacher (02/28/2008)"

"Smokler passionately argues the need for games in the curriculum as a means to create authentic and meaningful learning experiences.Hands down, this is the best book I ve read about the use of games in the classroom!"--Sherry Annee, Biology Teacher (02/28/2008)"

"The book begins with the teenager s brain. In layman's terms, it lets teachers know why teenagers are difficult to engage and how to create a classroomatmosphere that will hold their attention and allow them to learn."--Melody Aldrich, English Teacher (02/28/2008)"

"The book begins with the teenager s brain. In layman's terms, it lets teachers know why teenagers are difficult to engage and how to create a classroomatmosphere that will hold their attention and allow them to learn."--Melody Aldrich, English Teacher (02/28/2008)"

"Gives teachers a variety of simulations and creative ideas they can try in their classrooms to help enhance and energize their teaching."--Chris Baker, Eighth-Grade Social Studies Teacher and Department Chair (02/28/2008)

"This book will excite teachers who want to help motivate today's secondary students. Information about the brain, presented along with the author's personal teaching experiences, tips, and creative game ideas, makes for a very worthwhile read!"--Cindy Bean, Seventh-Grade Math Teacher (02/28/2008)

"Makes teachers think about the purpose and connection that a game will have to the curriculum as well as to students' lives. This book helps clarify the purpose of including meaningful experiential games in the classroom."--Joan Baltezore, Biology Teacher (02/28/2008)

"Smokler passionately argues the need for games in the curriculum as a means to create authentic and meaningful learning experiences. Hands down, this is the best book I've read about the use of games in the classroom!"--Sherry Annee, Biology Teacher (02/28/2008)

"The book begins with the teenager's brain. In layman's terms, it lets teachers know why teenagers are difficult to engage and how to create a classroom atmosphere that will hold their attention and allow them to learn."--Melody Aldrich, English Teacher (02/28/2008)

-This book will excite teachers who want to help motivate today's secondary students. Information about the brain, presented along with the author's personal teaching experiences, tips, and creative game ideas, makes for a very worthwhile read!---Cindy Bean, Seventh-Grade Math Teacher (02/28/2008)

-Makes teachers think about the purpose and connection that a game will have to the curriculum as well as to students' lives. This book helps clarify the purpose of including meaningful experiential games in the classroom.---Joan Baltezore, Biology Teacher (02/28/2008)

-Smokler passionately argues the need for games in the curriculum as a means to create authentic and meaningful learning experiences. Hands down, this is the best book I've read about the use of games in the classroom!---Sherry Annee, Biology Teacher (02/28/2008)

-The book begins with the teenager's brain. In layman's terms, it lets teachers know why teenagers are difficult to engage and how to create a classroom atmosphere that will hold their attention and allow them to learn.---Melody Aldrich, English Teacher (02/28/2008)

-Gives teachers a variety of simulations and creative ideas they can try in their classrooms to help enhance and energize their teaching.---Chris Baker, Eighth-Grade Social Studies Teacher and Department Chair (02/28/2008)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David Smokler
Published by Corwin (2008)
ISBN 10: 1412963362 ISBN 13: 9781412963367
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Corwin, 2008. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781412963367

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

David Samuel Smokler
Published by SAGE Publications Inc, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1412963362 ISBN 13: 9781412963367
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications Inc, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. This book will excite teachers who want to motivate today s secondary students. Information about the brain, presented along with the authorAEs personal teaching experiences, tips, and creative game ideas, makes for a very worthwhile read! uCindy Bean, Seventh-Grade Math TeacherArcola Intermediate Middle School, Schwenksville, PAEnergize adolescents with memorable and engaging learning experiences!Research shows that the adolescent brain is wired to seek novelty and ignore familiar stimuli. This innovative resource demonstrates how teachers can transform everyday classroom lectures into memorable experiences and reinforce course content by introducing new, different, and surprising elements into daily lessons.Based on brain-compatible teaching principles, the updated edition of Making Learning Come Alive shows how to use stimulating interactive learning experiences to connect teenagers with content. Teachers will find activities and ideas for introducing each learning experience and will discover how to design and assess their own. Updated throughout, this new edition offers:Nine new sample learning experiences, including four in math and science A revised assessment chapter that covers standards-based education and NCLB Reflection questions in each chapterThe learning activities can be used as is or modified to connect with hundreds of themes and concepts across middle school and high school curricula. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9781412963367

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

David Samuel Smokler
Published by SAGE Publications Inc, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 1412963362 ISBN 13: 9781412963367
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description SAGE Publications Inc, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. This book will excite teachers who want to motivate today s secondary students. Information about the brain, presented along with the authorAEs personal teaching experiences, tips, and creative game ideas, makes for a very worthwhile read! uCindy Bean, Seventh-Grade Math TeacherArcola Intermediate Middle School, Schwenksville, PAEnergize adolescents with memorable and engaging learning experiences!Research shows that the adolescent brain is wired to seek novelty and ignore familiar stimuli. This innovative resource demonstrates how teachers can transform everyday classroom lectures into memorable experiences and reinforce course content by introducing new, different, and surprising elements into daily lessons.Based on brain-compatible teaching principles, the updated edition of Making Learning Come Alive shows how to use stimulating interactive learning experiences to connect teenagers with content. Teachers will find activities and ideas for introducing each learning experience and will discover how to design and assess their own. Updated throughout, this new edition offers:Nine new sample learning experiences, including four in math and science A revised assessment chapter that covers standards-based education and NCLB Reflection questions in each chapterThe learning activities can be used as is or modified to connect with hundreds of themes and concepts across middle school and high school curricula. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9781412963367

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

David Samuel Smokler
Published by Corwin (2008)
ISBN 10: 1412963362 ISBN 13: 9781412963367
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Corwin, 2008. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781412963367

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

David Samuel Smokler
Published by Corwin
ISBN 10: 1412963362 ISBN 13: 9781412963367
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Corwin. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 168 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.9in. x 0.5in.Discover how to engage teenagers in course content using this resources updated research, new sample activities, and tips for designing and evaluating interactive learning experiences. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781412963367

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Smokler, David
Published by Corwin (2017)
ISBN 10: 1412963362 ISBN 13: 9781412963367
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Corwin, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2017; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781412963367_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.11
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

David Smokler
ISBN 10: 1412963362 ISBN 13: 9781412963367
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Paperback. 'This book will excite teachers who want to motivate today's secondary students. Information about the brain, presented along with the authorAEs personal teaching experiences, tips, and cr.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 152 pages. 0.272. Bookseller Inventory # 9781412963367

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

David Samuel Smokler
Published by Corwin (2008)
ISBN 10: 1412963362 ISBN 13: 9781412963367
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Corwin, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1412963362

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Smokler, David Samuel
Published by Corwin
ISBN 10: 1412963362 ISBN 13: 9781412963367
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Corwin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1412963362 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9781412963367

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Smokler, David Samuel
Published by Corwin Pr (2008)
ISBN 10: 1412963362 ISBN 13: 9781412963367
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Corwin Pr, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 2nd edition. 152 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # x-1412963362

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book