Summarizing research from theorists such as Robert J. Marzano and Daniel Goleman, this revised volume helps educators understand and utilize brain research to build high-achievement classrooms.

Teaching the Skills of Thinking

Teaching the skills of thinking

A school should not be a preparation for life. A school should be life.


A major curriculum focus must be on the skills used to function in and make one's way around this world—life skills such as problem solving and decision making. Skill development is vital to the learning process. Skills are embedded in every discipline, content subject area, and field of study and are the keys to understanding and becoming proficient in any chosen pursuit. For example, in the area of writing, skills of organization, fluency, and structure are necessary to develop a coherent piece of written work. Another example of skill training that leads to proficiency and production is in the field of computer technology. ...

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