Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains by LouAnne Johnson

From the psychology of seating to motivating reluctant learners, the second edition of Teaching Outside the Box contains ideas, suggestions, and practical strategies to help both new teachers and seasoned veterans create welcoming classrooms where learners thrive.

This indispensable book contains:

  • Checklists for preparing your classroom, your paperwork, and yourself
  • Proactive strategies for preventing misbehavior
  • Practical suggestions for effective classroom management
  • Activities that foster positive teacher-student connections
  • Ideas for addressing student brain-dominance and learning preferences
  • Tips for incorporating higher-order thinking skills into lessons

Praise for the Second Edition of Teaching Outside the Box

“The first edition of Teaching Outside the Box was like a bible for my teacher trainees. This revised edition is even better.”
Mark Phillips, professor emeritus of Secondary Education at San Francisco State University

“This book will always be on my top ten ‘must read’ list because it’s a practical text complete with the requisite skills and strategies that will help students believe in themselves—an essential ingredient to guarantee academic success.”
Lori V. Quigley, Ph.D., professor and dean of the School of Education, The Sage Colleges

“LouAnne Johnson offers real solutions for teachers. She includes all the ‘things’ I remember thinking, ‘No one ever prepared me for this?’ when I first started my teaching career.”
Anne Marie Geckle, adjunct instructor and associate director, Online Programs, Notre Dame College

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