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While it's true that arts education can help boost test scores in other disciplines, here's a book that explains the most important reason to include the arts in schooling: brain development.
Using the latest research on the brain and learning, Jensen presents the definitive case for making the arts a core part of your curriculum and integral to teaching in every subject and classroom. Learn how to use musical, visual, and kinesthetic arts to increase opportunities for more students to learn, enhance their thinking, and make classrooms more positive and inclusive. Teaching tips throughout the book offer easy and practical ways to incorporate the arts into every grade level.
(ASCD Premium Member book, 2001) 8" x 10", 139 pages. Also available as an eBook!
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.