I really enjoyed Chapter 13. I loved all the ideas of activities to do with the kiddos. I also like that many of them can be adapted down to the level of my little guys! I already do a version of the matching one using dominos. It is a VERY hard concept for them but they LOVE it! I also liked the TARGET style game, I think my (without sounding too dorky) that my family would enjoy this game! I know just last weekend my friends and I actually played 24 (it got in-tense!). I also like that these ideas were easy enough to do anywhere without costing anyone a ton of money! These are all good ideas that would keep all learners activity in one way or another, keeping learning going, and hopefully make it enjoyable. It is important as a teacher to remember these key factors. I also agree that if a learner is activity it needs to be in a productive way, there is nothing worse than "wasted" time.
Chapter 1 was full of good information also. The ideas of different practices were good. REAL-WORLD pracitce sticks out in my head the most. If you can not relate what you are learning to life, or even how it may eventually relate to life, then it is not going to mean as much to anyone. There was also very important things to keep in mind when working in a classroom.