Teaching Content Outrageously: How to Captivate All Students and Accelerate Learning, Grades 4-12
A powerful instructional method for "hooking" students on academic learningDrawing from a teaching model designed to banish boredom and student apathy, this book explains how dramatic practices can serve as powerful tools for enlivening lessons and captivating students, even the most resistant learners. Filled with intriguing classroom examples, Pogrow shows how any teache...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by Jossey-Bass
(first published 2010)
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I am the first person to admit that my front-of-classroom persona is really...pretty goofy. What can I say? I'd love to be that cool, remote, icily intellectual teacher/poet (*cough*) but I just can't make that happen. SO, you would think I would respond enthusiastically to this book, but...no. I really found it ridiculous!!! And I am 1,000% TOTALLY the type of teacher to do some of the the things suggested in this book! But reading about OTHER teachers doing it made me facepalm, so to speak. Ma...more
I wish I had read this book at the beginning of my first year of teaching, when I had more energy for planning! If I stay another year in the classroom, I will definitely try to plan some lessons using the lesson plan format in the book.