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"This book provides tools and strategies that will help educators become more reflective of their teaching practices while helping students take control of their learning."
"I love that the strategies in this book are listed with explanations and actual examples of setting them up. It is great for both new and seasoned teachers–it either confirms work they are doing or gives/refreshes new ideas to use and when they can be used."
"Finally we will be able to clean out our bookshelves of educational reference books and replace them with Ready-to-Go Instructional Strategies That Build Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking! This is an easy-to-use, quick guide containing numerous instructional strategies. Whether you’re a veteran teacher or new to the profession, Ready-to-Go Instructional Strategies will help you build collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.
"In today’s age of instant gratification and the fast-paced world of information overload, this is the exact book that teachers, administrators, and university professors need to create a learning environment that fosters high levels of engagement and culture-building in one’s classroom, school, or district. Alisa and Denise, master teachers and coaches, hit the nail on the head with their first book, which provides ready-to-use strategies that build a classroom of highly engaged learners.
"Denise and Alisa provide a treasure trove of practical, proven, and powerful strategies that outline a road map to meaningful student engagement. Ready-to-Go Instructional Strategies That Build Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking is an easy-to-use resource for educators who wish to find new ways to work with today's youth. This book is sure to bring growth and new learning for educators both young and old."
"This is a must-read for teachers, administrators and curriculum leaders! It is filled with exciting yet practical ideas and strategies to actively engage students in learning while challenging and encouraging critical thinking at the same time. The organization of the book is so user-friendly. From believable vignettes to understandable definitions to explanations of why it works to practical strategies, this is a truly practical guide for anyone who teaches. It will resonate with all educators and draw them in with its brilliant yet timeless ideas and strategies."
"Denise White and Alisa Braddy hit a home run with this well-written work. Educators will come to treasure this impressive toolkit as a one-stop reference to design and deliver engaging and rigorous instruction. The use of scenarios conveys an excellent model of real-world situations teachers may encounter in the classroom. The authors' step-by-step strategies offer job-embedded active learning for teachers in their daily practice. Add all of this up and you have a model of how teachers can effectively make the switch from planning for teaching to planning for learning.
"These two ladies are truly “teachers’ teachers” and have gifted the profession with a plethora of proven, research-based strategies to make learning more powerful and teaching more fun! The book is arranged in a way that it can be read as a whole or used as a quick and easy resource to improve instruction in a certain area. Strategies are presented in an easy-to-follow format, and suggestions for use in different content areas and for a variety of ages are given.
"Never in my professional reading have I found a book to be so practically written and useful! Although the strategies are all based in research, you never feel talked down to or confused. Actually, it’s the opposite, you can almost feel Braddy and White’s presence, as if they are right there, speaking to you, giving suggestions that will have immediate impact."
"This book is a dream come true for educators—teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators! It is an all-in-one resource filled with tools that engage learners at all levels and with diverse learning styles.