GEMS Leader's Handbook
Written by Jacqueline Barber, Lincoln
Bergman, Kimi Hosoume, Cary I. Sneider, Elizabeth Stage, and Carolyn
The GEMS Leader's Handbook is primarily
designed for specially trained educatorsGEMS Leaderswho introduce GEMS to teachers. It includes
background on the GEMS development process, suggestions for successful
workshop strategies, agendas for a variety of situations and time
constraints, and information of special concern to differing audiences
(including administrators, multiple subject teachers, and parents).
This revised edition includes special features on what research
has shown about the educational effectiveness of GEMS and other
activity-based science and mathematics activities, as well as
"1001 Ideas," a fascinating compendium of specific,
practical ideas gathered from GEMS Leaders around the country
about how to further advance this effective method and philosophy
of instruction and learning.
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