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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
A powerful instructional method for "hooking" students on academic learning
Drawing 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 teacher can
make use of dramatic techniques, such as surprise, humor, fantasy, role plays,
games, and simulations to create standards-based content lessons that are
riveting, effective, and meaningful. The author explains how to design such
lessons into any content area.
Stanley Pogrow (San Francisco, CA), a noted authority on teaching practices
for disadvantaged students, is professor of educational leadership at San
Francisco State University, where he coordinates the Educational Leadership for