Learning outside the box begins with a thought
Grounded in the research of the best proponents of critical thinking and aligned to one of the key goals of the Common Core State Standards, this book shows school leaders how to build a thinking culture within the entire learning community. Included are numerous strategies for both teachers and leaders that demonstrate how to:
- Shape the school culture so that it promotes a common vision around thinking
- Create classroom conditions that help students become mindful thinkers
- Ask questions that develop skillful thinking
- Help students formulate questions that facilitate problem solving
- Work with parents to encourage skillful thinking in their children
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About the Author
Learn more about Martin Buoncristiani's PD offeringsDr. Martin Buoncristiani is an emeritus professor of physics at Christopher Newport University in the USA. He has been dedicated to science and mathematics education for over thirty five years. In his involvement in curricular development for the university he has been a strong advocate of adapting teaching methods to our current understanding of how people learn. His scientific research has focused on lasers and optical science and he was awarded the NASA Public Service Medal for his work developing instruments for atmospheric study. Throughout his career he has addressed K-12 science education, beginning with promotion of computers in the classroom in the 1970’s and extending to the introduction of critical thinking skills in the current decade.
Learn more about Pat Buoncristiani's PD offeringsPat Buoncristiani has spent over thirty years as an educator committed to the belief that learning how to think is the foundation for every successful learner. She has been a classroom teacher, a teachers college lecturer and, most recently, a school principal in both Australia and the USA. Her experience includes work with school systems in the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. She has had extensive experience training educators in early literacy development, behavior management and the development of thinking based curricula.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Arthur L. CostaPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the Authors1. Some Game Changers: The Brain, Intelligence, and the Role of Metacognition2. How People Learn3. Deconstructing Metacognition4. Behaving Metacognitively: Habits of Mind5. The Wright Brothers: An Example of Skillful Thinking6. The Language of Thinking: How can I know what I think until I hear what I say?7. Creative Problem Solving8. Knowledge Networks: The Organization of Knowledge to Facilitate Metacognition9. The Metacognitive Classroom10. Two Powerful Classroom Tools11. Creating a Metacognitive Learning Community: School and HomeResources for TeachersReferencesIndex