Merging educational neuroscience with a formative assessment process and differentiated instruction, LeAnn Nickelsen and Melissa Dickson developed a four-step cycle of instruction—(1) chunk, (2) chew, (3) check, and (4) change—that has the power to double the speed of student learning. Compatible with any subject area, the book’s brain-friendly teaching strategies and plentiful tools are designed to help transform students into active learners and independent thinkers.
Educational neuroscience- and research-based teaching strategies to improve student achievement:
- Combine brain science with a formative assessment process and differentiated instruction to maximize student learning.
- Examine effective teaching strategies and differentiation practices so you can bump it up or break it down according to student needs.
- Consider the four-step instructional cycle and understand the components of chunk, chew, check, and change.
- Explore how the formative assessment process can double the speed of learning.
- Learn how to plan instruction and preassess efficiently so that daily learning targets and formative assessments enable each student to meet standards.
- Receive templates and teaching strategies that can be easily differentiated and implemented in daily lesson plans.