Schools for All Kinds of Minds:
- Provides a readable synthesis of the latest research from neuroscience, cognitive science, and child and adolescent development as it relates to understanding learning and its many variations.
- Links this information to strategies for understanding struggling learners and adapting school practices to accommodate a wider array of learning differences in a classroom.
- Demonstrates how this understanding of learning variation can change the way teachers and others help students succeed in various academic and content areas and acquire necessary 21st century skills.
- Includes discussion questions and facilitator guidelines for staff developers and teacher education programs; downloadable forms that accompany exercises from within the book; an action plan for schools to implement the ideas found in the book; and more.
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About the Author
MARY-DEAN BARRINGER is CEO of All Kinds of Minds, a nonprofit organization that translates the latest research from neuroscience and other disciplines on how children learn into a powerful framework for educators. She was a founding board member of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and then served as vice president of Outreach and Mobilization for that non-profit education organization from 1990 to 2000.
CRAIG POHLMAN, PH.D., is the director of Mind Matters at Southeast Psych, a learning assessment and consultation program in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the author of Revealing Minds and How Can My Kid Succeed in School?, both from Jossey-Bass.
MICHELE ROBINSON has worked with All Kinds of Minds in various capacitiesdeveloping program curricula, training facilitators, supporting research, and translating the knowledge base. She has personally taught thousands of educators the All Kinds of Minds approach.
Table of Contents
FOREWORD: AMERICA NEEDS ALL KINDS OF MINDS VII
ABOUT THE AUTHORS XIV
INTRODUCTION: AN ENDURING DILEMMA XVII
1 UNDERSTANDING LEARNING AS THE CORE BUSINESS OF SCHOOLS 1
2 BRINGING THE SCIENCE OF LEARNING INTO THE CLASSROOM 17
3 KEY INGREDIENTS OF LEARNING 33
4 DIGGING DEEPER: KNOWING STUDENTS AS LEARNERS 65
5 BUILDING ON STUDENT ASSETS 93
6 LOOKING DEEPER: A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON BEHAVIOR 115
7 BOOSTING WRITING ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH THE SCIENCE OF LEARNING 139
8 GETTING STARTED: CREATING SCHOOLS FOR ALL KINDS OF MINDS 183
APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS 215
APPENDIX B: ALL KINDS OF MINDS SCHOOLS OF DISTINCTION 221
APPENDIX C: THE EFFECTS OF THE SCHOOLS ATTUNED PROGRAM: A SNAPSHOT OF RESEARCH RESULTS 229
APPENDIX D: PROGRAMS FROM ALL KINDS OF MINDS 235
APPENDIX E: ALL KINDS OF MINDS WEB SITE RESOURCES 239