Nurture the talents of all learners Are you cultivating the real-world creative problem-solving skills today’s diverse learners need for future success? Or have we leaned so far into test preparation that we’ve left no room for developing our students’ unique talents, leaving them disengaged and unmotivated? With the new brain-based Talent-Targeted Teaching and Learning model described in this book, you can focus instead on developing all students’ metacognitive, creative problem-solving, and leadership skills alongside the required content standards. Teach to Develop Talent applies the psychology of motivation, engagement, and achievement to practical, culturally responsive strategies educators can use to equitably identify and develop students’ cognitive and social-emotional skills, including curiosity, creativity, perseverance, reasoning, persistence, empathy, and more. With this book, you can • Identify and develop all learners’ aptitudes for innovation in STEM and humanities • Transform any curriculum or standards into long-term aims for talent development • Support and assess student progress with dozens of customizable checklists, templates, rubrics, and surveys • Challenge and engage all learners, especially diverse gifted students Ideal for implementation in virtual or traditional learning environments, you will ensure your students’ long-range and multi-faceted success with this hands-on guide.

Teach to Develop Humanities Talent

Teach to Develop Humanities Talent

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.

—attributed to Albert Einstein

Early in the 21st century, a New York Times best-seller placed the humanities on equal footing with STEM as essential 21st-century skills. In his book A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, Daniel Pink identified six humanities-related aptitudes necessary for success in the “conceptual age of creators and empathizers.”1 We must master what he calls “the new six senses,” which value design over function, story over argument, symphony or synthesis over focus, empathy over logic, play over seriousness, and meaning over accumulation.2 Pink describes the new “high concept/high touch” economy where computers or low-cost ...

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