"The focus is on teaching busy adults and creating experiences that reinforce learning: new findings in
brain research, learning styles, and differences between adult and younger learners make this a powerful, recommended
pick for any adult education collection." -- Midwest Book Review, September 2012
About the Author
Marcia L. Tate is the former executive director of professional development for the DeKalb County School System in
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. Marcia was named Staff Developer of the Year for
the state of Georgia, and her department was selected to receive the Exemplary Program Award for the state.
Marcia is currently CEO of the consultant firm she shares with her husband, Tyrone, and has presented her workshops to
over 500,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and community leaders from all over the United States and the world,
including Australia, Canada, Egypt, Hungary, Oman, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand.
She is the author of the following eight bestsellers: Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that
Engage the Brain (3rd ed.), Sit & Get Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies that Engage the Adult
Brain (2nd ed.); Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Literacy Strategies that Engage the Brain
(2nd ed.); Mathematics Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Numeracy Strategies that Engage the Brain; Science Worksheets
Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain; Social Studies Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites:
20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain; Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Techniques to Detour Around the
Danger Zones (2nd ed.); and Preparing Children for Success in School and in Life: 20 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Brain
Power. She is also the author of Formative Assessment in a Brain-compatible Classroom: How Do We Really Know They Are
Learning? which won the 2017 Independent Publishers Book Award. Marcia has written a number of published articles and
chapters that have been included in other books. Participants in her workshops call them some of the best ones they
have ever experienced since Marcia models the 20 strategies in her books to actively engage her audiences.
Marcia received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and elementary education from Spelman College in Atlanta, her
master’s degree in remedial reading from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and her specialist and doctorate
degrees in educational leadership from Georgia State University and Clark Atlanta University, respectively. Spelman
College awarded her the Apple Award for excellence in the field of education.
Marcia has not only been married to Tyrone for more than 39 years but they are the proud parents of three wonderful
children, Jennifer, Jessica, and Christopher. If she had known how wonderful it would be to be a grandmother, Marcia
would have had her eight grandchildren, Christian, Aidan, Maxwell, Aaron, Roman, Shiloh, Aya, and Noah, before she had
her children. She and her husband own the company, Developing Minds Inc., and can be contacted by calling the company
at (770) 918-5039, by e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting either her business website at
www.developingmindsinc.com ( http://www.developingmindsinc.com/ ) or her personal website at www.drmarciatate.com ( http://www.drmarciatate.com/ ). Follow Marcia on Twitter and Instagram @drmarciatate.