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How Students Really Learn : Instructional Strategies That Work - Linda Henshall Wilson

How Students Really Learn

Instructional Strategies That Work

Hardcover Published: 24th July 2006
ISBN: 9781578862771
Number Of Pages: 194

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Recent studies show that the average student retention rate is 15 percent and that America spends over $14 billion dollars annually to reteach these students. To remedy this alarming trend, Dr. Linda Wilson provides instructional strategies to help students not only learn better but also retain the information they are taught. When teachers incorporate the learning styles in planning and implementation, students will achieve real learning and never be bored again. How Students Really Learn includes kinesthetic, auditory, and visual learning opportunities for students in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, as well as steps to create assessment strategies and tips on how to implement them. For parents, school administrators, pre-service and inservice teachers, and community members, the book offers tried and true student learning opportunities.

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Dr. Wilson captures her audience with a wealth of information with such a personal touch in how her creative activities compliment the research and give teachers and parents invaluable tools for learning. This book is like having a series of in-depth conversations with an educational expert. -- Janice Pollard, director, Early Childhood Center, Collinsville Public Schools, Oklahoma
How Students Really Learn provides priceless information, tips and ideas for the alternative certification teacher...who missed out on the invaluable classes standard classroom teachers take in college. I recommend all alternative certification teachers to add this book to their personal library and reread it often for inspiration and motivation! -- Jody Workman, second-grade alternative certification teacher, Madison Elementary, Oklahoma City Public Schools
How Students Really Learn has renewed my excitement for teaching! Packed with tips and a wide variety of teaching strategies, this book is a must-read for anyone in education. The staggering statistics from how children learn to differences in gender are mind blowing. Dr. Wilson has compiled an astounding amount of everyday household items that can be used in the classroom as tools for teaching and, most importantly, learning. -- Barbie Underwood, second-grade teacher, Limestone Elementary, Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Dr. Wilson does all the 'thinking out of the box' for you in this book. The book explains how every child's needs can easily be met. It gives an overabundant amount of ways to use everyday items as a manipulative for each subject. This easy-to-read book is tightly packed with useful information and suggestions that every teacher should know. How Students Really Learn will make every teacher take a step back, evaluate their teaching methods and ask themselves, 'Am I reaching every child's need?' -- Mary Langenstein, 4th grade math & science teacher, Webb Elementary, McKinney ISD, Texas

Introductionp. vii
Learning, A to Z
How We Learnp. 3
When do We Learn?p. 16
Differences in Gender and Learningp. 27
How Can We Improve Learning?
Increase Oxygenp. 39
Increase Water Intakep. 43
Improve Nutritionp. 46
Increase Exercise and Movementp. 52
Use Colorp. 58
Use Musicp. 63
The Learning Environmentp. 71
Essentials for the Learning Environment
Managing/Leading the Learning Environmentp. 89
Communication Skills for an Enriched Learning Environmentp. 101
Connecting the Dots: Learning Styles
Before Connecting the Dots: Setting Objectives-Designing a Planp. 109
Language Artsp. 118
Mathp. 137
Science and Social Studiesp. 151
Assessment and Evaluation
Did They Learn?p. 165
Checklist for KWL Chart Designed for Peer, Student, and/or Teacherp. 177
Descriptive Rating Scalep. 179
Graphic Rating Scalep. 181
Numerical Rating Scalep. 183
Peer-, Self-, or Teacher-Graded Rating Scalep. 185
Graphic Checklistp. 187
Concept Mapp. 189
Rubric Designed for Peer, Self, and Teacher Scoringp. 191
About the Authorp. 193
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ISBN: 9781578862771
ISBN-10: 1578862779
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 24th July 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 15.6  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.44