Designed to encourage a passion for teaching, this excellent resource helps teachers create a classroom climate that empowers all students to be better thinkers.
The major purpose of this book is to introduce teachers (and by that I mean all types of teachers – classroom teachers, administrators, teacher aids, parents and coaches) to various individual and group thinking strategies related to specific questions and activities. This guide is a personal interpretation and critique of those strategies which I use frequently in my teaching or professional development sessions. I have strong personal anecdotal evidence to convince me that more learning takes place when I stop talking and allow and expect learners to be engaged in purposeful thinking and learning (see Wall Poster opposite).
All strategies presented in this book offer teachers the opportunity to have a break from active teaching and offer the students an opportunity to be independent learners. ...