The authors demonstrate how to develop higher-order thinking, mindful decision making, and productive problem-solving skills in all students and provide a six-step process for developing thematic learning units.
"The authors are sensitive to the constraints that operate on teachers even as they are open to ways in which teachers can refashion their classes and curricula to reach more children in more effective ways. This book will help teachers to enliven and enrich their classrooms and to forge new connections across concepts and curricula. "
Arthur L. Costa
"Teachers are held accountable for designing instruction and assessing standards-based outcomes. They are also asked to teach for retention, cooperative learning, and individual differences. This book provides a wealth of delightful, creative, and compelling strategies andlessons, with techniques for integrating these diverse objectives."
"Has great merit in providing connections and a strong learning environment for students. The authors provide excellent charts, templates, graphic organizers, and resources for educators to use and examine."
"In this concrete bookwith a multitude of examples, the authors offer specific suggestions for merging curriculum with recent multiple intelligences experience and research. The tone is upbeat and the style is practical and well organized,making it appealing to teachers."
"Well written, user-friendly, and has great examples that educators will relate to."
"Clear, concise, and with outstanding illustrative material. The book adds to the discussion on integrating curriculum with multiple intelligences."
From the Foreword by Howard Gardner
"The authors are sensitive to the constraints that operate on teachers even as they are open to ways in which teachers can refashion their classes and curricula to reach more children in more effective ways. This book will help teachers to enliven and enrich their classrooms and to forge new connections across concepts and curricula."
Robin Fogarty is president of Robin Fogarty and Associates, Ltd., an educational publishing/consulting company. A leading proponent of the thoughtful classroom, she has trained educators throughout the world in curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies. Fogarty has taught at all levels, from kindergarten to college, served as an administrator, and consulted with state departments and ministries of education in the United States, Puerto Rico, Russia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain, Singapore, Korea, and the Netherlands. She has published articles in Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan and the Journal of Staff Development. Fogarty has written How to Differentiate Learning (Corwin Press, 2007), Literacy Matters (Corwin Press, 2006), and From Staff Room to Classroom: Planning and Coaching Professional Learning (Corwin Press, 2006). Fogarty received her doctorate in curriculum and human resource development from Loyola University, Chicago.
Foreword by Howard Gardner
The Why's and Wherefore's
A Look at the Book
Caine and Caine's Twelve Principles
From the Tower: Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences
From the Field: Multiple Intelligences
From the Tower: Fogarty's Models of Curriculum Integration
From the Field: Curriculum Integration
Frames of Mind - Grid Talk
List of Words (Bombardment)
Jagged Profile Activities
Jagged Profile Implications
Collaborative Teams in Professional Learning Communities
Forming Teams: Top Down or Bottom Up?
Beginning the Conversation: It's a Start!
Guide on the Side: Facilitating the Team or PLC
Themes as Organizing Centers
Themes as Catalysts
Thematic Teaching Theorists
Introduction to Tandems - Themes
Elementary Lesson: "Miss Mary Mack"
Middle School Lesson: Africa - South of the Sahara
High School Lesson: Medieval Europe During the Black Death
Reform for the Twenty-First Century
Problem Solving Becomes the Thread
Introduction to Tandems - Threaded
Elementary Lesson: Threaded Model: Prediction
Middle School Lesson: Threaded Model: Cause and Effect
High School Lesson: Threaded Model: Communication
Kids Incorporated and the Cemetery Study
The Tri-Assessment Model
Rubric for Integrating Learning
Using the Tri-Assessment Model
Speech Fugue: Elementary
Appendix: Miscellaneous Tools