ERIC Number: ED358421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Creating the Thoughtful Classroom: Strategies To Promote Student Thinking. Grades 3-12.
Udall, Anne J.; Daniels, Joan E.
Grounded in personal experiences of classroom teachers, this book discusses broad ideas concerning thinking and teaching of complex-level thinking, and the pragmatic realities of teaching thinking in the regular classroom. The book notes that creating the "thoughtful" classroom is akin to a journey of change from one style to another style of teaching. Chapters in the book are: (1) Creating the Thoughtful Classroom: Taking the Ultimate Journey; (2) Teaching Thinking: The Concerns of the Tour Guide"; (3) Quiet in the Back Seat: Just Pass Me the Map; (4) The Thoughtful Classroom: Packing for the Journey; (5) Infusing Thinking into Your Curriculum: Beginning the Journey; (6) Tour Guide Job Description: Nine Teacher Strategies in the Thoughtful Classroom; (7) The Companions on the Journey: Nine Student Behaviors in the Thoughtful Classroom; and (8) Evaluating the Thoughtful Classroom: Reflecting on the Ultimate Journey. A list of 24 resources, a list of the types of questions used in the Socratic method, and evaluation forms are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Critical Thinking, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
Zephyr Press, 3316 N. Chapel Ave., P.O. Box 13488-F, Tucson, AZ 85732-3448 ($21.95, plus 10% shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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