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The Resource U-Turn Teaching : Strategies to Accelerate Learning and Transform Middle School Achievement

U-Turn Teaching : Strategies to Accelerate Learning and Transform Middle School Achievement

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U-Turn Teaching : Strategies to Accelerate Learning and Transform Middle School Achievement
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U-Turn Teaching
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Strategies to Accelerate Learning and Transform Middle School Achievement
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Help middle schoolers engage in the classroom before it's too late! For many educators, middle school is the last chance to put in place strong, positive learning patterns that will last through high school and beyond. Based on Rich Allen's "Green Light" education strategies, this book takes what researchers have discovered about how the adolescent brain learns best and shows how those discoveries directly relate to effective classroom teaching. Now you can engage all students, even unmotivated ones, by applying these four principles of brain-based learning: Build and maintain trust Create a collaborative community Take a TEAMing approach Prime the positive environment
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U-Turn Teaching : Strategies to Accelerate Learning and Transform Middle School Achievement
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U-Turn Teaching : Strategies to Accelerate Learning and Transform Middle School Achievement
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Contents
  • FRONT COVER -- U-TURN TEACHING -- CONTENTS -- FOREWORD: THE STORY OF JENN -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- Publisher's Acknowledgments -- ABOUT THE AUTHORS -- CHAPTER 1: WHY MANY MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS NEED TO MAKE A U-TURN -- Making a U-Turn in Your Teaching -- Brain-Based Learning -- Guiding Insights -- Teaching With Intention -- Build and Maintain Trust -- Create a Collaborative Community -- Take a TEAMing Approach -- Prime the Positive Environment -- The U-Turn Is Vital -- CHAPTER 2: CREATING AND MAINTAINING TRUST -- How to Establish Trust -- Safety -- Ownership -- Team Towers -- They Build the Rules -- We Are All Pieces of the Puzzle -- Classroom Scavenger Hunt -- Morning Greeting -- Get to Know You -- 2 Truths and a Lie -- Find A Friend Who . . . -- Rituals -- Music for Transitions -- Beginning Song -- Where to Find Music -- Strong Morning Rituals -- Sign-In -- Read the Message Board -- Gather Materials -- Check-In With the Teacher -- Prework -- Celebrate Learning! -- Meet in the Middle -- Key Points -- CHAPTER 3: CREATE A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY -- Why Collaborative Learning Improves Educational Outcomes -- Additional Benefits of Collaborative Learning -- Collaborate and Cooperate-or Compete? -- Cooperation Must Be Taught -- How to Create a Collaborative Community -- Make the Physical Environment Conducive to Collaboration -- Ditch Your Desk -- Use Round Tables, Not Rows of Desks -- Community Supplies -- DO Touch -- Meeting Area -- Alternative Seating -- Using Every Inch of Space as "Teaching Space" -- Walls "Under Construction" -- Whiteboards (on the walls) -- Floor Space -- Mini-Whiteboards -- Using the Airwaves -- Ceiling -- Library -- Create Multiple Opportunities for Students to Talk About Information -- Pairing/Sharing -- Courteous Conversations -- Give Me the Hard Cold Facts -- Wait Time -- Turn Tos -- Stop and Jots
  • I DO, We DO, They DO, Partner DO -- Use Deliberate Memory Strategies -- Teach the Corners/Walls -- Body Pegging (using body location to remember) -- Movement (using their bodies to remember) -- Acting Out/Drama -- Chants/Songs -- Mean, Median, Mode, and Range -- Murals -- Manipulatives -- Key Points -- CHAPTER 4: TAKE A TEAMING APPROACH -- Why Does Working in Teams Enhance Learning? -- What Does a High-Functioning Team Look Like? -- Creating a TEAMing Culture -- How to Take a TEAMing Approach -- When to Split Up Into Smaller Groups -- How to Set Up and Manage Partner Pairs -- Additional Ways to Establish Partner Pairs -- Working in a Player/Coach Partnership -- How to Set Up and Manage Table Teams -- How do I make this work in a departmentalized classroom? -- How many students per team? -- How often should teams change over? -- How do you establish team composition? -- How do students know where to sit? -- What if I don't have tables? -- Do teams need their own supplies? -- Where do we store textbooks? -- Changing Over Team Textbooks -- Where do students store their own supplies? -- Setting Team Expectations -- Getting Student Buy In -- Building Team Bonds -- Team Names -- Team Rubrics -- Team Cheers -- Team Mascot/Flag/Emblem -- Encouraging Team Functionality -- Team Leaders -- Keeping Teams Tight -- Ensuring Individual Accountability -- Ending Team Clean Routine -- How to Coach From the Sidelines -- Key Points -- CHAPTER 5: PRIME THE POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT -- How to Prime the Positive Environment -- Demonstrate -- Understand Your Attitude Is Contagious -- Be Specific About the Behavior You Expect -- Find the Itty-Bitty Bit of Better Behavior -- Facilitate -- Expect Goodness -- Give Students the Benefit of the Doubt -- Make Your Directions Clear -- Use Engaging Transitions -- Keep Them Accountable -- Motivate -- Smile -- Mini-Messages
  • Team Tokens and Punch Cards -- Earning RECESS -- Notice Good Days -- The Golden Weiner Award -- Superhero Awards -- Schoolwide Positive Behavior -- Punch Cards -- Karate Belts -- HOT Tickets -- Breakfast of Champions -- Homework on Time (HOT) Chart -- Brain Bucks -- Dealing With Discipline Issues -- Key Points -- CHAPTER 6: U-TURN TEACHING IN ACTION -- Intentional Learning Framework -- BITE (before) -- Sample BITE Activities -- Know Want Learned (KWL) -- 5-Minute Math -- Review/Preview -- Predict/Confirm -- Generate Questions -- Plausible Paragraphs -- Association Game -- Meaning Mix-Up -- Picture/Text Feature Walk -- Treasure Chest Intrigue -- CHEW (during) -- Sample Lesson Design -- Sample CHEW Activities -- Simple 1 Minute CHEWS -- Think/Pair/Share (Lyman, 1981, p. 132) -- Thought Jots (Dodge, 2005, p. 58) -- Stop/Jot/Share -- Doodle Your Noodle -- Partner Walk -- 'Sticky'- Point -- Talking Text Tags -- DIGEST (after) -- Sample Digest Activities -- Ticket Out/Exit Cards (Dodge, 2005) -- Recap and Represent! (Dodge, 2005) -- Quick Write (Dodge, 2005) -- Mind Map -- Directions -- Here's the Answer -- What's the Question? -- Simple Sort -- ABC Brainstorm -- Word Summary Pyramids -- Artifact Box -- Murals -- Give One-Take One -- Develop Questions -- Journal/Diary Entry -- Draw It! -- Drama -- Lesson 1: Reading Detectives -- Lesson 2: Measurement Crime Scene -- Lesson 3: Olympic Race -- Lesson 4: Third-Person Perspective Binoculars -- Lesson 5: "Correct Those Sentences" Game Show -- Lesson 6: Corner Sentence Types -- Lesson 7: Floor Calculator -- Lesson 8: Floor Keyboard -- Lesson 9: Wax Museum -- Lesson 10: Factor Number Tiles -- Review Techniques -- APPENDIX -- REFERENCES -- INDEX
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