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Pérsida Himmele & William Himmele
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Providing easy-to-use alternatives to the “stand and deliver” approach to teaching that causes so many students to tune out—or even drop out—Total Participation Techniques presents dozens of ways to engage K–12 students in active learning and allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and understanding.
The authors, Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele, explain both the why and the how of Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) as they explore the high cost of student disengagement, place TPTs in the context of higher-order thinking and formative assessments, and demonstrate how to create a “TPT-conducive classroom.”
Readers will learn how to implement field-tested techniques they can use on the spot (e.g., Quick-Draws, Quick-Writes, Chalkboard Splash); with Hold-Up cards (e.g., True/Not True, Selected Response); with movement (e.g., Bounce Cards, Line-Ups, Simulations); and to guide note-taking and concept analysis (e.g., Picture Notes, 3-Sentence Wrap-Up, Debate Team Carousel).
Each TPT is presented in four parts:
Filled with examples from real classrooms, Total Participation Techniques is an essential toolkit for teachers at all levels and for administrators who want a model for analyzing lessons to ensure that they are relevant, engaging, and cognitively challenging.
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PERSIDA HIMMELE has asked me (Bill) to write her "About the Author" section. I've got lots to say. Sure, she has a Ph.D. in Intercultural Education from Biola University, and an Ed.M. in Elementary and Bilingual Education from SUNY Buffalo. And sure, she's an Assistant Professor at Millersville University, where she shares her passion for helping English language learners develop academic language in the classroom. But did you know she is also quite an adventurer? Her greatest adventure was reluctantly agreeing to go on a three-day family camping trip. According to her, "In my old neighborhoods, people slept outside. When people slept outside, it was not a good thing."
WILLIAM HIMMELE has agreed to let me (Pérsida) write his "About the Author" section, which serves as evidence of his very trusting, though somewhat forgetful, nature. Bill has his Ph.D. in Intercultural Education and an M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Biola University. He is an Associate Professor at Millersville University in southeastern Pennsylvania, where the students find him engaging and insightful and never, ever let their minds wander in his classes (he carries a megaphone, just in case).
designing learning experiences | teaching
active learning | critical thinking | assessment | formative assessment | student engagement | thinking skills
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