Classroom Management

BATTLING BOREDOM

Course No. ED448G, ED548G

The strategies in this book are divided into seven categories, including work for whole class groups, pairs, and individuals, as well as reluctant learners.  Not only are the 99 possible strategies going to help engage your students, but you will find they will banish any boredom you may be experiencing as well.  Based on sound teaching strategies, you use the processes to get students involved with material you already planned to cover.  No special equipment or preparation is required, and there is an appendix with helpful forms that can save your preparation time.  There is plenty of variety to try with any class, teaching style and grade level.  You will have fun selecting the best fit for your classes, and finding out just how to get the student engagement and focus that makes learning indelible and authentic.  Eric Jensen, brain researcher, has endorsed it as “the most practical engagement book on the market.”

Harris, Bryan. 2001. Battling Boredom, Part 1: 99 Strategies to Spark Student Engagement. Larchmont, NY.  Eye on Education. 133 pages.  ISBN 978-1-59667-166-9.

 

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  1. Find ways to activate student involvement and thinking.
  2. Create activities that will engage students at the critical times at the beginning and end of lessons.
  3. Provide students some learning processes that are intrinsically rewarding.
  4. Have essential forms to use for implementing lessons.
  5. Gain ideas to help students who need focused movement in their learning activities.

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