Teaching That Changes Lives: 12 Mindset Tools for Igniting the Love of Learning

Teaching That Changes Lives: 12 Mindset Tools for Igniting the Love of Learning


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Gold Metal Winner in Education Commentary/Theory category of the 2014 Independent Publisher Awards

In response to educators who are already fans of her bestseller Change Your Questions, Change Your Life, Marilee Adams, the originator of Question Thinking, presents a compelling model for creating a classroom environment infused with curiosity, creativity, and caring. Through a moving story of a teacher on the verge of burnout, Adams demonstrates the powerful influence our mindsets have on how we interact with our students, our colleagues, and ourselves. Through vivid examples, she illustrates how cultivating what she calls a Learner Mindset leads to breakthroughs in critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Complete with Adams’s Choice Map for identifying our own mindsets, a workbook, and access to online resources, this inspiring book will transform teachers and students alike into open-minded, creative, resilient problem solvers and lifelong learners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609945695
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication date: 09/30/2013
Series: BK Life Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Marilee Adams, PhD, is president of the Inquiry Institute, a consulting, coaching, and educational organization. She is an advisor to Learning Forward New Jersey and an adjunct professor at American University in the Key Executive Leadership Program, School of Public Affairs.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Mindsets for Learning
Chapter 1: The Alchemy of Inquiry
Chapter 2: Mindsets Make All the Difference
Chapter 3: Mapping the Geography of Our Minds
Chapter 4: Exploring Learner and Judger Mindsets
Chapter 5: Thinking with New Questions
Chapter 6: Listening with Learner Ears
Chapter 7: Questions Out of the Box
Chapter 8: Easy as ABCD
Chapter 9: Becoming a Resilient Learner
Chapter 10: Questioning Assumptions
Chapter 11: Surprising Collaborators
Chapter 12: Opening to New Possibilities
Chapter 13: Staff Meeting Showdown
Chapter 14: The Question that Changes Everything
Epilogue: The Five Questions
Workbook with Mindset Tools
Learner Mindset Online Learning
About the Author
About the Inquiry Institute

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