Intellectual Character

Author: Ron Ritchhart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 078795683X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What does it really mean to be intelligent? Ron Ritchhart presents a new and powerful view of intelligence that moves beyond ability to focus on cognitive dispositions such as curiosity, skepticism, and open mindedness. Arguing persuasively for this new conception of intelligence, the author uses vivid classroom vignettes to explore the foundations of intellectual character and describe how teachers can enculturate productive patterns of thinking in their students. "Intellectual Character" presents illustrative, inspiring stories of exemplary teachers to help show how intellectual traits and thinking dispositions can be developed and cultivated in students to promote successful learning. This vital book provides a model of authentic and powerful teaching and offers practical strategies for creating classroom environments that support thinking.

Authentic Teaching and Learning for PreK Fifth Grade

Author: Angela K. Salmon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135121148X
Format: PDF
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Authentic Teaching and Learning for PreK–Fifth Grade provides examples of pedagogical approaches to enhance rich curriculums based around frameworks such as Teaching for Understanding, Making Thinking and Learning Visible, Artful Thinking, and Out of Eden Learn. You will learn about real classrooms that have successfully transformed cutting-edge ideas from these different frameworks into powerful learning experiences. A highly practical resource based on Harvard’s Project Zero ideas, this book shares how research findings have been complemented and implemented in the field, and will teach you how to apply best practices that lead to meaningful and authentic learning experiences in the classroom that promote Habits of Mind.

Building an Intentional School Culture

Author: Charles F. Elbot
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294348
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This resource provides tools, case studies, strategies, and implementation plans to help educators create an "intentional school culture" that fosters excellence, builds character, and improves academic achievement.

Character Matters

Author: Thomas Lickona
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743266994
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Award-winning psychologist and educator Thomas Lickona offers more than one hundred practical strategies that parents and schools have used to help kids build strong personal character as the foundation for a purposeful, productive, and fulfilling life. Succeeding in life takes character, and Lickona shows how irresponsible and destructive behavior can invariably be traced to the absence of good character and its ten essential qualities: wisdom, justice, fortitude, self-control, love, a positive attitude, hard work, integrity, gratitude, and humility. The culmination of a lifetime’s work in character education from one the preeminent psychologists of our time, this landmark book gives us the tools we need to raise respectful and responsible children, create safe and effective schools, and build the caring and decent society in which we all want to live.

Making Thinking Visible

Author: Ron Ritchhart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118015032
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines?small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps?as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon. Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.

Creating Cultures of Thinking

Author: Ron Ritchhart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111897462X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover why and how schools must become places where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted As educators, parents, and citizens, we must settle for nothing less than environments that bring out the best in people, take learning to the next level, allow for great discoveries, and propel both the individual and the group forward into a lifetime of learning. This is something all teachers want and all students deserve. In Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools, Ron Ritchhart, author of Making Thinking Visible, explains how creating a culture of thinking is more important to learning than any particular curriculum and he outlines how any school or teacher can accomplish this by leveraging 8 cultural forces: expectations, language, time, modeling, opportunities, routines, interactions, and environment. With the techniques and rich classroom vignettes throughout this book, Ritchhart shows that creating a culture of thinking is not about just adhering to a particular set of practices or a general expectation that people should be involved in thinking. A culture of thinking produces the feelings, energy, and even joy that can propel learning forward and motivate us to do what at times can be hard and challenging mental work.

Planning for learning

Author: Mary Renck Jalongo
Publisher: Teachers College Pr
ISBN: 9780807747377
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents a guide to lesson planning and evaluation for diverse school settings.

Teaching and Learning Mathematics

Author: Linda Jensen Sheffield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780471151609
Format: PDF
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Help students make sense of mathematics Rather than merely discussing how to improve students' ability to do mathematics, Sheffield and Cruikshank's Fifth Edition of "Teaching and Learning Elementary and Middle School Mathematics" focuses on helping them make sense of mathematics. Based on research on the functioning of the mind as it engages in learning, the text supports teachers as they promote mathematical understanding, strengthen students' abilities to think, and help students to attain computational fluency. FeaturesA rich collection of ready-to-use learning activities. Activities are based on current research into student learning, mathematics instruction, and developmental practices.Fully integrated language and intent of Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (PSSM).A greater emphasis on problem solving and higher-level thinking using rich learning tasks that encourage in-depth reasoning and utilize a wide variety of physical models to exemplify mathematical concepts.A greater focus on teaching mathematics to diverse learners.Weblinks to the latest research and activities.Numerous opportunities for discussion and reflection on the ideas that emerge from the chapter material.Descriptions of a variety of promising and effective mathematics programs for the K - 8 levels.

The Old Religion in a New World

Author: Mark A. Noll
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802849489
Format: PDF, ePub
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With some exceptions, Noll (Christian thought, Wheaton College, Illinois) focuses on the chronological development of Christianity in the United States, although he does include a comparative chapter on Canada and Mexico. Synthesizing the work of other scholars, Noll describes the activities and bel