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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!
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.