Schools for All Kinds of Minds Boosting Student Success by Embracing Learning Variation

ISBN-10: 047050515X

ISBN-13: 9780470505151

Edition: 2010

Authors: Mary-Dean Barringer, Charles Schwab, Craig Pohlman, Michele Robinson, Paul Orfalea

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A dynamic, brain-based strategy for closing the achievement gap in schoolsThis book shows how educators at all levels can develop expertise in "learning variation"-understanding how all kind of minds learn-and apply this knowledge to improve classroom instruction and close the achievement gap. The authors reveal how using what we know about learning differences with a focus on discovering kids' learning strengths (not just deficits) can lead to success in school for those students who often find it elusive. The book will specifically address how school leaders can incorporate this knowledge at the school and classroom level through various professional development strategies. Provides a synthesis-in laymen's terms-of the latest research from neuroscience, cognitive science, and child and adolescent development as it relates to learning Includes practical strategies for accommodating a wider array of learning differences in a classroom Shows how teachers and others can help students succeed in various academic and content areas and acquire necessary skillsIn addition, this book includes discussion questions and online videos.
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List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/16/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Foreword: America Needs all Kinds of Minds
About the Authors
Introduction: An Enduring Dilemma
Understanding Learning as the Core Business of Schools
Bringing the Science of Learning into the Classroom
Key Ingredients of Learning
Digging Deeper: Knowing Students as Learners
Building on Student Assets
Looking Deeper: A Fresh Perspective on Behavior
Boosting Writing Achievement Through the Science of Learning
Getting Started: Creating Schools for All Kinds of Minds
Glossary of Key Terms
All Kinds of Minds Schools of Distinction
The Effects of the Schools Attuned Program: A Snapshot of Research Results
Programs from All Kinds of Minds
All Kinds of Minds Web Site Resources
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