Creative Teaching: Ideas to Boost Student Interest
Tap into your hidden creativity, engage students in the learning process, and foster creative thinking and expression in the classroom with Downing's innovative teaching techniques! This book offers you a variety of workable classroom strategies based on research and experience. Activities such as imaginary excursions, choice mapping, Socratic seminars, storytelling, question stringing, scripted interviews, and ensemble reading allow users to practice skills as they are acquired. Sample lessons and numerous tips for getting started and avoiding pitfalls make this a valuable resource for all educators.
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Skills and Tools for Creative Teaching
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Multicultural Readings and Authors
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