Posted Date: 09/27/2021
Marcia L. Tate, EdD, spoke to River Road teachers and administrators today. Marcia is the former Executive Director of Professional Development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia. During her 30-year career with the district, she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director. She received the 2001 Distinguished Staff Developer Award for the State of Georgia and her department was chosen to receive the Exemplary Program Award for the state.
Marcia is currently an educational consultant and has taught over 500,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the world. She is the author of the following eight best-sellers: (1) Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain - (3nd Ed.); "Sit & Get" Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain - (2nd Ed.); (3) Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Literacy Strategies that Engage the Brain - (2nd Ed.); (4) Shouting Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Techniques to Detour Around the Danger Zones - (2nd Ed.); (5) Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites - 20 Numeracy Strategies That Engage the Brain and (6) Preparing Children for Success in School and Life: 20 Ways to Increase Your Child's Brain Power; (7) Science Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain; and (8) Social Studies Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain; and her latest book, Formative Assessment in a Brain-compatible Classroom: How Do We Really Know They're Learning?. Participants in her workshops refer to them as the best ones they have ever experienced since Marcia uses the 20 strategies outlined in her books to actively engage her audiences.