Teaching for Successful Intelligence: To Increase Student Learning and Achievement

Teaching for Successful Intelligence: To Increase Student Learning and Achievement

by Elena L Grigorenko, Robert J. Sternberg

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Overview

Coauthored by two internationally renowned educators and researchers, this resource helps teachers strengthen their classroom practice with lessons that promote successful intelligence—a set of abilities that allow students to adapt and succeed within their environment, make the most of their strengths, and learn to compensate for their weaknesses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634503730
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 02/23/2016
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 867,949
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Why Teach for Successful Intelligence? ix

Who Is This Book For? x

How Is This Book Arranged? x

About the Authors xiii

Part I Understanding Successful Intelligence 1

1 What Is Successful Intelligence? 3

A Grizzly Bear's Lunch 3

Defining Successful Intelligence 4

The Triarchy of Thinking Abilities 10

Conclusion 11

2 Examining the Theory of Successful Intelligence 13

Does Successful Intelligence Work in the Classroom? 13

Why Arc Conventional Notions of Intelligence Still Prevalent? 16

3 Successful Intelligence in Life and in School 25

Successful Intelligence in life: The Changing Demands of the Larger World 25

Successful intelligence in School: Giving Everybody a Fair Chance 26

Part II Building Successful Intelligence Abilities 35

4 Teaching for Analytical Thinking 37

Problem Solving 37

Lesson 1 Identify the Problem 39

Lesson 2 Allocate Resources 42

Lesson 3 Represent and Organize Information 45

Lesson 4 Formulate a Strategy 47

Lesson 5 Monitor Problem-Solving Strategies 49

Lesson 6 Evaluate Solutions 51

Lesson 7 Additional Prompts for Analytical Thinking 53

5 Teaching for Creative Thinking 57

The Investment View of Creativity: Buying Low and Selling High 57

Balancing Analytical, Creative, and Practical Abilities 59

Lesson 8 Redefine the Problem 61

Lesson 9 Question and Analyze Assumptions 63

Lesson 10 Sell Creative Ideas 65

Lesson 11 Generate Ideas 67

Lesson 12 Recognize the Two Faces of Knowledge 69

Lesson 13 Identify and Surmount Obstacles 71

Lesson 14 Take Sensible Risks 73

Lesson 15 Tolerate Ambiguity 75

Lesson 16 Build Self-Efficacy 77

Lesson 17 Uncover True Interests 79

Lesson 18 Delay Gratification 81

Lesson 19 Model Creativity 83

Lesson 20 Additional Prompts for Creative Thinking 87

6 Teaching for Practical Thinking 91

Lesson 21 Become Motivated 93

Lesson 22 Control Impulses 95

Lesson 23 Persevere, But Don't Perseverate 97

Lesson 24 Use the Right Abilities 99

Lesson 25 Act on a Plan 101

Lesson 26 Become Oriented to the Product 103

Lesson 27 Complete Tasks 105

Lesson 28 Make a Commitment 107

Lesson 29 Take a Risk 109

Lesson 30 Don't Procrastinate 111

Lesson 31 Assign Responsibility 113

Lesson 32 Manage Self-Pity 115

Lesson 33 Be Independent 117

Lesson 34 Handle Personal Difficulties 119

Lesson 35 Concentrate 121

Lesson 36 Schedule Accordingly 123

Lesson 37 Set Priorities 125

Lesson 38 Balance Thinking Skills 127

Lesson 39 Develop Self-Confidence 129

Lesson 40 Additional Prompts for Practical Thinking 131

Part III Developing Successful Intelligence Units 135

7 Framing Triarchic Instruction and Assessment Units 137

The Nuts and Bolts of TIA 137

What TIA Means 138

What TIA Does Not Mean 140

The Structure of TIA Units 141

Pre-TIA Activities 142

Designing a TIA Unit 147

Implementing TIA 161

8 Putting It All Together: A Comprehensive Illustration of Lessons for Teaching for Successful Intelligence 165

Introduction to the Unit 165

Unit Lesson 1 Introduction 166

Unit Lesson 2 Analytical 170

Unit Lesson 3 Practical 171

Unit Lesson 4 Creative 173

Unit Homework 174

Unit Assessment 176

Conclusion 177

Resource: Grade Level Activities 179

References 185

Index 191

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