Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner

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ASCD, Jul 21, 2011 - Education - 133 pages
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Providing easy-to-use alternatives to the “stand and deliver” approach to teaching that causes so many students to tune out--or even drop out--Total Participation Techniques presents dozens of ways to engage K–12 students in active learning and allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and understanding. The authors, Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele, explain both the why and the how of Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) as they explore the high cost of student disengagement, place TPTs in the context of higher-order thinking and formative assessments, and demonstrate how to create a “TPT-conducive classroom.” Readers will learn how to implement field-tested techniques they can use on the spot (e.g., Quick-Draws, Quick-Writes, Chalkboard Splash); with Hold-Up cards (e.g., True/Not True, Selected Response); with movement (e.g., Bounce Cards, Line-Ups, Simulations); and to guide note-taking and concept analysis (e.g., Picture Notes, 3-Sentence Wrap-Up, Debate Team Carousel). Each TPT is presented in four parts: * A descriptive overview * How It Works--step-by-step instructions for implementation * How to Ensure Higher-Order Thinking--ideas for advancing students beyond surface-level thinking * Pause to Apply--suggestions for how to adapt and personalize the technique for specific contexts and content areas Filled with examples from real classrooms, Total Participation Techniques is an essential toolkit for teachers at all levels and for administrators who want a model for analyzing lessons to ensure that they are relevant, engaging, and cognitively challenging.
 

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Useful structures to increase participation and assess informally Clearly written and organized, with an extensive set of interaction structures that include the well-known Think-Pair-Share but go ... Read full review

Contents

The High Cost of Disengagement
3
A Model for Total Participation and HigherOrder Thinking
12
TPT Tools and Supplies
27
OntheSpot TPTs
31
TPT HoldUps
49
TPTs Involving Movement
58
TPTs to Guide NoteTaking and Concept Analysis
78
Assessment Tools
103
Building a TPTConducive Classroom
109
Afterword
121
Blooms Cognitive Taxonomy
123
References
126
Index
129
About the Authors
132
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