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

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Corwin Press, Sep 2, 2008 - Computers - 152 pages
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.

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There is some research evidence that indicates that a rest/movement activity can restore order/attention/interest in classroom work Smokler provides many activities that give a bit of respite. Interesting enough to check out. Read full review

Contents

Why Create an Experience?
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How to Create an Experience
22
How Do You Assess an Experience?
46
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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

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