Marcia is an educational consultant who has presented at state, national, and international conferences. Previously, she was executive director of professional development for the DeKalb County School System in Decatur, GA. During her 30-year career with the district, Tate was a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development director. She is the author of Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain, 2ndEdition(Corwin Press, 2010), Preparing Children for Success in School and Life: 20 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Brain Power(Corwin Press, 2011), Science Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain(Corwin Press, 2010), and “Sit & Get” Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain(Corwin Press, 2004).
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