“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.
Chapter 15: Assessing and Rating Creative Skills
Assessing and Rating Creative Skills
Creative items require students to: create (e.g., a comic strip summarizing a story they've read); imagine (e.g., a new ending to a story); invent (e.g., a science experiment); or suppose (e.g., What would happen if everything was twice the size it is now?), as we saw in examples in Part II. ...