Schools for All Kinds of Minds: Boosting Student Success by Embracing Learning Variation / Edition 1

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Schools for All Kinds of Minds

Based on cutting-edge brain research and the pioneering workbeing done at the All Kinds of Minds nonprofit organization, thisgroundbreaking book offers a dynamic approach to closing theever-widening achievement gap in schools. Schools for All Kinds ofMinds shows how educators at all levels can develop expertise in"learning variation"—understanding how different kind of mindslearn—and demonstrates how to apply this knowledge to raiseachievement for all. This focus—which recognizes kids'learning strengths, not just deficits—can lead to schoolsuccess even for struggling students.

The All Kinds of Minds model is defined by these essentialcomponents: Expertise in the science of learning and the beliefthat differences are variation, not deviation; evidence gatheredfrom multiple sources, including an approach for understanding howspecific students learn; a problem-solving model that helps toidentify passions and affinities that can drive scholarship,careers, and other life choices; a set of five core beliefs abouthow all students are treated; and a commitment to align school andeducational practices and policies to the way students learn andvary in their learning.

The book includes reflection exercises and accompanying onlineresources that can facilitate the use of the All Kinds of Mindsmodel within school-based professional learning communities (PLCs)and other staff development activities, as well as teachereducation programs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470505151
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/29/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 494,906
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary-Dean Barringer is CEO of All Kinds of Minds, anonprofit organization that translates the latest research fromneuroscience and other disciplines on how children learn into apowerful framework for educators. She was a founding board memberof the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and thenserved as vice president of Outreach and Mobilization for thatnon-profit education organization from 1990 to 2000.

Craig Pohlman, Ph.D., is the director of Mind Matters atSoutheast Psych, a learning assessment and consultation program inCharlotte, North Carolina. He is the author of RevealingMinds and How Can My Kid Succeed in School?, both fromJossey-Bass.

Michele Robinson has worked with All Kinds of Minds invarious capacities—developing program curricula, trainingfacilitators, supporting research, and translating the knowledgebase. She has personally taught thousands of educators the AllKinds of Minds approach.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: America Needs all Kinds of Minds.


About the Authors.

Introduction: An Enduring Dilemma.

1 Understanding Learning as the Core Business of Schools.

2 Bringing the Science of Learning into the Classroom.

3 Key Ingredients of Learning.

4 Digging Deeper: Knowing Students as Learners.

5 Building on Student Assets.

6 Looking Deeper: A Fresh Perspective on Behavior.

7 Boosting Writing Achievement Through the Science ofLearning.

8 Getting Started: Creating Schools for All Kinds of Minds.

Appendix A: Glossary of Key Terms.

Appendix B: All Kinds of Minds Schools of Distinction.

Appendix C: The Effects of the Schools Attuned Program: ASnapshot of Research Results.

Appendix D: Programs from All Kinds of Minds.

Appendix E: All Kinds of Minds Web Site Resources.



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