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Suitable for educators of all experience levels, Activators offers a deep dive into strategies that incorporate individual think time with purposeful social interaction to increase emotional, cognitive, and behavioral engagement in learning. Teachers will have powerful new tools at hand for review, interaction, and formative assessment—and they will see an immediate impact on students’ engagement and ability to learn.
All Activators share two key components: individual think time and purposeful social interaction, which support students to develop quality responses to content and ideas while engaging with peers. Authors Nicole Frazier and Donna Mehle offer detailed facilitation tips for over twenty Activators, providing a clear understanding of what they are and how they work in specific settings. Content area examples for English-Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages accompany each Activator. The ELA and Math content examples are aligned to Common Core Content Standards for grades 6-12.
Here’s what teachers are saying about Activators:
I’m a teacher who’s gone through a lot of different resources trying to find one that concisely sums up how to get students REALLY engaged with the content, with their own thinking, and with each other. Mehle and Frazier do a great job explaining how to facilitate the different activators and give real, concrete examples for different content areas. The organization and layout of the book makes it an easy resource to reference. You can find examples for your specific content area with ease. The authors clearly describe what teacher prep is needed, how to set up the activator, how to model, practice, and assess the activator, and the best part – they also offer troubleshooting tips and extensions. Great book. ─ Jeff M. Finn, English Language Arts teacher, West High School, Iowa City, Iowa
Activators is an essential resource for educators who are committed to harnessing the power of engagement in the service of student learning, and it’s the best gift you can give to a teacher. Visit ESR’s online store or call us at 800-370-2515, x33.