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The active classroom - practical strategies for involving students in the learning process
Ron Nash
Paperback / softback
UK Publication Date

Promote learning that is purposeful, engaging, brain-compatible, spontaneous, reflective, and fun for everyone! This resource shows teachers how to turn passive students into enthusiastic participants in their own learning. Emphasizing that students must be actively involved in the learning process if their classroom experience is to lead to deeper understanding and the building of lasting new knowledge, the author illustrates how teachers can be facilitators who:

- Establish a safe climate for learning -Create an interactive environment that nurtures discussion and interdependent learning

-Manage movement in the classroom

-Teach to all learning modalities

-Incorporate visuals, storytelling, and technology

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"Filled with a number of great examples, reader-friendly explanations and guidance, and valuable strategies. The author shares the key ingredients for creating active, interactive classrooms and powerful, engaging presentations."
Sandra Rief, Educational Consultant

"Any teacher or presenter in a group setting would find the clearly organized information immediately useful. I am anxious to try some of these ideas in my own classroom, and I believe that teachers would respond very positively to professional development on the topic of presentation skills."
Karen L. Fernandez, Humanities Facilitator

"Provides a plethora of valuable strategies, activities, and presentation techniques that will enhance teaching and learning. If teachers really desire classroom improvement, they will want to read this book!"
Sara E. Spruce, Professor of Education

"Incorporates relevant ideas with simple solutions. The ideas are easy to implement, simply requiring an awareness of what one is doing to shift to a more interactive environment."
Rick Froehbrodt, Elementary School Teacher

"Teachers will find what they need to know all in one place. I teach middle school and have taught adults as well, and I found wonderful tidbits of information that I could immediately put into practice in both situations, which is rare."
Patti Hendricks, Teacher

"An accessible, inclusive, short, and to-the-point rendering of recent research and practice that promotes the sort of classroom that I appreciate. This book is a reader-friendly compilation of teaching strategies that are brain-based and that promote active learning, interactive learning environments, and the inclusion of all learning modalities."
Jim Hughes, New Teacher Support Specialist

"Nash's passion for teaching is on every page. This is a handbook for both beginning and veteran teachers who want to invigorate their teaching, motivate their students, and have fun along the way."
Kay Burke, Educational Consultant

"Picture confident learners in joyful classrooms, and you'll have a sense of what this book offers. Based on a sound foundation of current research, Nash illuminates a rich variety of methods for energizing learners and learning. His approach to creating student-centered classrooms is practical and accessible for both new and experienced teachers."
Laura Lipton and Bruce Wellman, Codirectors

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