“This is a blockbuster of a book. It allows teachers to follow standards, but provides space for them to develop students' wisdom, intelligence, and creativity (and of course success). Both teachers and students will come to understand themselves and their values better.”
—William E. Doll, Jr., Professor Emeritus
Louisiana State University
The essential guide for teaching beyond the test!
Students with strong higher-order thinking skills are more likely to become successful, lifelong learners. Based on extensive, collaborative research by leading authorities in the field, this book shows how to implement teaching and learning strategies that nurture intelligence, creativity, and wisdom.
This practical teaching manual offers an overview of the WICS model—Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, Synthesized—which helps teachers foster students' capacities for effective learning and problem solving. Teachers will find examples for language arts, history, mathematics, and science in Grades K12, as well as:
Hands-on strategies for enhancing students' memory, analytical, creative, and practical skills; Guidelines on teaching and assessing for successful intelligence; Details on how to apply the model in the classroom; Teacher reflection sections, suggested readings, and sample planning checklists
Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success is ideal for educators seeking to broaden their teaching repertoire as they expand the skills and abilities of students at all levels.
Part I: Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success
- Chapter 2: What is the WICS Model?
- Chapter 3: Your Turn: What is your Pattern of Strengths?
Part II: Why and how to Teach for Successful Intelligence
- Chapter 4: Introduction to Teaching for Successful Intelligence
- Chapter 5: How to Enhance Memory Skills
- Chapter 6: How to Enhance Analytical Skills
- Chapter 7: How to Enhance Creative Skills
- Chapter 8: How to Enhance Practical Skills
- Chapter 9: Your Turn: Identify Different Types of Teaching Strategies
Part III: Integrating Teaching and Assessment in your Classroom
- Chapter 10: Introduction to Integrating Teaching and Assessment
- Chapter 11: Matching Assessment and Instruction
- Chapter 12: General Guidelines for Developing Diversified Assessments
- Chapter 13: Assessing and Rating Memory Skills
- Chapter 14: Assessing and Rating Analytical Skills
- Chapter 15: Assessing and Rating Creative Skills
- Chapter 16: Assessing and Rating Practical Skills
- Chapter 17: Your Turn: Develop Different Types of Assessment Questions
Part IV: Why and how to Teach for Wisdom
- Chapter 18: Introduction to Teaching for Wisdom
- Chapter 19: Three Wisdom-Based Thinking Skills
- Chapter 20: Six General Guidelines for Teaching Wisdom
- Chapter 21: Reflection: How can you Promote Wise Thinking in your Classroom?
Part V: Synthesis: Helping Students Achieve Success and Satisfaction in their Lives