Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools

ISBN-10: 145222014X

ISBN-13: 9781452220147

Edition: 2012

Authors: Martin P. Buoncristiani, Patricia E. Buoncristiani

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This book shows school leaders how to build a thinking culture within the entire learning community. Included are practical classroom strategies and tools for developing students’ creativity.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 3/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Dr. Martin Buoncristiani is an emeritus professor of physics at Christopher Newport University in the USA. He has been dedicated to science and mathematics education for over thirty five years. In his involvement in curricular development for the university he has been a strong advocate of adapting teaching methods to our current understanding of how people learn. His scientific research has focused on lasers and optical science and he was awarded the NASA Public Service Medal for his work developing instruments for atmospheric study. Throughout his career he has addressed K-12 science education, beginning with promotion of computers in the classroom in the 1970rsquo;s and extending to the introduction of critical thinking skills in the current decade.

Pat Buoncristiani has spent over thirty years as an educator committed to the belief that learning how to think is the foundation for every successful learner. She has been a classroom teacher, a teachers college lecturer and, most recently, a school principal in both Australia and the USA. Her experience includes work with school systems in the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. She has had extensive experience training educators in early literacy development, behavior management and the development of thinking based curricula.

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Behaving Metacognitively: Habits of Mind
The Wright Brothers: An Example of Skillful Thinking
The Language of Thinking: How can I know what I think until I hear what I say?
Creative Problem Solving
Knowledge Networks: The Organization of Knowledge to Facilitate Metacognition
The Metacognitive Classroom
Two Powerful Classroom Tools
Creating a Metacognitive Learning Community: School and Home
Resources for Teachers
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