Commonly known as the "dendrite lady," Marcia L. Tate delivers to educators 20 strategies that engage the brain in her new interactive online course. The first strategy she addresses is Brainstorming and Discussion. One instructional activity she advises teachers to use is the DOVE strategy. Give students a content-area question to which there is more than one appropriate answer. Students brainstorm as many ideas as possible in a designated time while complying with the following DOVE guidelines:
· Defer judgment
· One idea at a time
· Variety of ideas
· Energy on task
To learn more about this topic and the course Growing Dendrites: 20 Strategies That Engage the Brain, watch the following Marcia Tate video.