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"Sit and Get" Won't Grow Dendrites

  • Title:"Sit and Get" Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain (2/e)
  • Author:Marcia Tate
  • Publication Date:June 2012
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781412999342
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Make professional learning unforgettable!

Teaching busy adults can be a daunting task. How do you grab their attention, make material memorable, and create experiences that immediately improve their professional practice? Expert Marcia Tate knows how adults learn best and shares 20 professional development strategies that work.

What you’ll find in the 2nd edition:

  • 20 brain-based learning strategies proven to engage adults and boost long-term retention
  • 150 professional learning activities that spark educator participation
  • New findings on learning styles, brain research, and adult learning theory
  • References to the Learning Forward Professional Standards
  • Key differences between adult learners and younger students
  • Samples of professional learning designs
  • Sections devoted to job-embedded practice, peer coaching, and action research
  • Guided reflection and application sections

Perfect for staff developers, trainers, teacher leaders, and educational consultants, "Sit and Get" Won't Grow Dendrites shows you how to deliver high-energy learning experiences that impact adults for years to come.

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Author Bio

Marcia Tate is the former executive director of professional development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia. During her 30-year career with the district, she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director.


Tate is currently an educational consultant and has taught more than 450,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the world. She is the author of: Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites; “Sit & Get” Won’t Grow Dendrites; Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites; Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites and Mathematics Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites co-written with Warren Phillips, one of the best science teachers in the country.

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