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A powerful instructional method for "hooking" students on academiclearning

Drawing from a teaching model designed to banish boredom andstudent apathy, this book explains how dramatic practices can serveas powerful tools for enlivening lessons and captivating students,even the most resistant learners. Filled with intriguing classroomexamples, Pogrow shows how any teacher can make use of dramatictechniques, such as surprise, humor, fantasy, role plays, games,and simulations to create standards-based content lessons that areriveting, effective, and meaningful. The author explains how todesign such lessons into any content area.

Stanley Pogrow (San Francisco, CA), a noted authority onteaching practices for disadvantaged students, is professor ofeducational leadership at San Francisco State University, where hecoordinates the Educational Leadership for Equity Program.

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