Maximizing Student Engagement in the Classroom


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Maximizing Student Engagement in the Classroom: Using Individual and Small Group Dry Erase Boards to Engage All Students in Learning - If you want to instantly increase student participation in classes, this book provides the how-to, strategies, and justification for using smaller dry erase response boards for individuals, or pairs of students, and how to use larger boards with small groups of students who are working together on science activities, math problems, labs, graphing exercises, and almost any other classroom lesson. 

* how to maximize student participation during question, response and work sessions. Reseach indicates that about 60% of the students are not even thinking of an answer when teachers pose questions to the class. 
* how to build into class activities numerous checkpoints for learning
* the many benefits of using both individual & small group dry erase boards and strategies for using them
* how the larger boards can elevate productivity, participation and communication between students, and communication and understanding between students and the teacher. 

If you are not using dry erase response boards this book will be the most important resource you need to get started. 

If you need to convince an adminstrator to purchase dry erase boards for your classroom, this book will help you do so. 

If you are already using dry erase response boards, this book will help you increase the positive impact of using them with students.

Book - Table of Contents

1.   What is at stake? 
2.   The Typical Classroom - Low Levels of Engagement 
3.   Engaging All Students in Learning 
4.   Dry Erase Boards for Individuals 
5.   Dry Erase Boards for Pairs of Students 
6.   Questioning and Responding: Getting the Most Out of Dry Erase Boards  
7.   Dry Erase Boards for Review Games 
8.   Dry Erase Boards for Small Groups - Labs, Data Collection and Presentations 
9.   Dry Erase Boards for Small Groups - The Futures Wheel Strategy
10. Dry Erase Boards for Small Groups - Concept Mapping 
11. Dry Erase Boards for Small Groups - Decision-making Matrix
12. Dry Erase Boards for Small Groups - Active Reading Strategies
13. Dry Erase Boards for Graphing - An Introduction


CD - Index and Contents

Video Examples of dry erase board use in the classroom

Individuals - Middle School Math - Mean, Median, Mode Pt. A
Individuals - High School English - Diagramming Sentences
Individuals - High School Chemistry 
Individuals - High School Biology - Graphing 
Individuals - High School Transitional Classrooms - Dice Math 
Pairs of Students - Middle School Science - Float/Sink 
Pairs of Students - High School Biology - Graphing 
Small Groups - Elementary Science - Food Drop 
Small Group Instructor Checks - H.S. Science - Toothpick Lab 
Small Group Presents - High School Science - Toothpick Lab 
Individuals and Small Groups:English - Transitional Classroom 
Small Groups - Futures Wheels 
Review Game 

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Maximizing Student Engagement in the Classroom

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