Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites

Yesterday, I attended a district wide inservice, and the speaker was Dr. Marcia L. Tate, also known as "The Dendrite Lady."  Now, if you are a teacher, you know that inservices are not always helpful.  A lot of times, inservice training will focus on reading or math achievement, and not all of the employees will be able to use the information presented.  Dr. Tate, however, gave everybody useful information, and was excellent in teaching and presenting.  She actually taught us in the way we should be teaching, not read off of a powerpoint presentation.  Depending on my teaching assignment for next year, I may even buy some of her books!  It was fun, informative, effective, and very useful--in fact, I came back today and used a lesson that I created using her "Brain Compatible Lesson Plan" format.  If you are an educator or parent, and have the opportunity to attend one of Dr. Tate's workshops, don't pass it up!  Here is a link to more information:  Dr. Marcia Tate, Corwin Press Speakers

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