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ERIC Number: ED530393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 192
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4522-2014-7
Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools
Buoncristiani, Martin; Buoncristiani, Patricia
The ability to memorize facts is not enough to equip students to solve problems or navigate an evolving world. If we educate young people to become flexible, metacognitive thinkers--and model that behavior for them--they will understand how to adapt their learning and successfully find their way in new territory. This book shows school leaders how to build a thinking culture within the entire learning community. 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 practical guide provides numerous strategies to help teachers and leaders: (1) Shape the school culture so that it promotes a common vision around thinking; (2) Create classroom conditions that help students become mindful thinkers; (3) Ask questions that develop skillful thinking; (4) Help students formulate questions that facilitate problem solving; (5) Work with parents to encourage skillful thinking in their children. Included are practical classroom strategies and illustrations, curriculum maps, and tools for developing students' creativity and decision-making skills. This timely resource is ideal for preparing leaders, teachers, and students to meet the escalating challenges of the future. [Foreword by Arthur L. Costa.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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