Teaching for Successful Intelligence: To Increase Student Learning and Achievement / Edition 2

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Provides 40 research-based, illustrated lessons and demonstrates how to design units that help students apply analytical, creative, and practical thinking skills to solve problems and make decisions.

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Editorial Reviews

Stephen M. Bongiovi
"This book will provide valuable assistance, organization, and vision to teachers for whom lesson planning is new or challenging!"
Ronald W. Poplau
"I found myself engrossed, reading every word, and quite frankly, wishing for even more! Beyond a doubt, teachers will use this book!"
J. Petrina McCarty-Puhl
"A very useful addition to my teaching methodology! There is a need for this book!"
The Bookwatch
"From sample unit plans to activities for teachers and students alike, this guide will find a place on the shelves of any serious educator."
J. Petrina Mc Carty-Puhl
"A very useful addition to my teaching methodology! There is a need for this book!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412955812
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/31/2007
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert J. Sternberg is currently Provost and Senior Vice President at Oklahoma State University as well as Regents Professor of Psychology and Education and George Kaiser Family Foundation Professor of Ethical Leadership. Before that, he was Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, where he was also professor of psychology and education. Prior to that, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education and Professor of Management at Yale University. Sternberg received his Ph.D. from Stanford and is the recipient of 13 honorary doctorates. In addition, he has won more than two dozen awards for his work. He is a former president of the American Psychological Association and is currently president of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Scienes. He is the author of roughly 1,500 books, articles, and book chapters.

Elena Grigorenko is associate professor of child studies and psychology at Yale University and associate professor of psychology at Moscow State University. Grigorenko has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books. She has received many professional awards, and her research has been funded by various federal and private organizations. Grigorenko has worked with children from around the world, including those living in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Part I. Understanding Successful Intelligence
1. What Is Successful Intelligence?
A Grizzly Bear's Lunch
Defining Successful Intelligence
The Triarchy of Thinking Abilities
2. Examining the Theory of Successful Intelligence
Does Successful Intelligence Work in the Classroom?
Why Are Conventional Notions of Intelligence Still Prevalent?
3. Successful Intelligence in Life and in School
Successful Intelligence in Life: The Changing Demands of the Larger World
Successful Intelligence in School: Giving Everybody a Fair Chance
Part II. Building Successful Intelligence Abilities
4. Teaching for Analytical Thinking
Problem Solving
Lesson 1: Identify Problem
Lesson 2: Allocate Resources
Lesson 3: Represent and Organize Information
Lesson 4: Formulate Strategy
Lesson 5: Monitor Problem Solving Strategies
Lesson 6: Evaluate Solutions
Lesson 7: Additional Prompts for Analytical Thinking
5. Teaching for Creative Thinking
The Investment View of Creativity: Buying Low and Selling High
Balancing Analytical, Creative, and Practical Abilities
Lesson 8: Redefine the Problem
Lesson 9: Question and Analyze Assumptions
Lesson 10: Sell Creative Ideas
Lesson 11: Generate Ideas
Lesson 12: Recognize the Two Faces of Knowledge
Lesson 13: Identify and Surmount Obstacles
Lesson 14: Take Sensible Risks
Lesson 15: Tolerate Ambiguity
Lesson 16: Build Self-Efficacy
Lesson 17: Uncover True Interests
Lesson 18: Delay Gratification
Lesson 19: Model Creativity
Lesson 20: Additional Prompts for Creative Thinking
6. Teaching for Practical Thinking
Lesson 21: Become Motivated
Lesson 22: Control Impulses
Lesson 23: Persevere but Don't Perseverate
Lesson 24: Use the Right Abilities
Lesson 25: Act on a Plan
Lesson 26: Become Oriented to Product
Lesson 27: Complete Tasks
Lesson 28: Make a Commitment
Lesson 29: Take a Risk
Lesson 30: Don't Procrastinate
Lesson 31: Assign Responsibility
Lesson 32: Manage Self-Pity
Lesson 33: Be Independent
Lesson 34: Handle Personal Difficulties
Lesson 35: Concentrate
Lesson 36: Schedule Accordingly
Lesson 37: Set Priorities
Lesson 38: Balance Thinking Skills
Lesson 39: Develop Self-Confidence
Lesson 40: Additional Prompts for Practical Thinking
Part III. Developing Successful Intelligence Units
7. Framing Triarchic Instruction and Assessment Units
The Nuts and Bolts of TIA
What TIA Means
What TIA Does Not Mean
The Structure of TIA Units
Pre-TIA Activities
Designing a TIA Unit
Implementing TIA
8. Putting It All Together: A Comprehensive Illustration of Lessons for Teaching for Successful Intelligence
Introduction to Unit
Unit Lesson 1: Introduction
Unit Lesson 2: Analytical
Unit Lesson 3: Practical
Unit Lesson 4: Creative
Unit Homework
Unit Assessment
Appendix: Grade Level Activities

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