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Facilitating Authentic Learning, Grades 6-12

A Framework for Student-Driven Instruction

Laura L. R. Thomas

Foreword by Jill Davidson

© 2013   168 pages   Corwin   
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Paperback ISBN: 9781452216485 $31.95
Ebook ISBN: 9781452279930

Your single-best way to nurture higher-order thinking

There's no doubt about it: the Common Core has us scrambling. With all the pressure to accelerate instruction, how can we possibly find the time to encourage students to do some serious thinking? For Laura Thomas, the answer couldn't be clearer: through constructivist, experiential teaching methods. In fact, constructivist teaching is the single-best way to nurture the higher-order thinking so central to the Common Core.

Fusing the practical with the theoretical, Thomas offers a clear path for facilitating real understanding and real skill-building within a community of learners. Grade 6–12 teachers will learn how to:

  • Plan learning experiences that teach content and process at the same time
  • Assess students' development of 21st-century skills
  • Coach students to do the hard work of authentic learning—without leaving them to flounder
  • Teach reflection techniques that help students process their experiences and learn from mistakes.

Featuring easy-to-follow graphics, sample lessons, and tools from practicing teachers, Facilitating Authentic Learning is an immediately practical resource that both beginning and veteran teachers can put to work in their classrooms.

"This is a valuable book for educators, especially as we strive to help our students move from being receivers of knowledge to owners of their learning. Teachers need to develop strategies to be effective guides for our students, and to facilitate their progress toward educational goals."
—Norma Barber, Language Arts Teacher
Ukiah School District, OR

"I LOVE this book! It provides step-by-step instructions for making a classroom student-centered and led by a guide on the side, not a sage on the stage. The author’s real-world examples and reader-friendly writing style make this book a winner!"
—Nancy Foote, Teacher/Administrator
Higley Unified School District, AZ

Facilitating Authentic Learning, Grades 6-12

A Framework for Student-Driven Instruction

Laura L. R. Thomas

Foreword by Jill Davidson

© 2013   168 pages   Corwin  

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ISBN:   9781452216485 Paperback Suggested Retail Price:   $31.95 Bookstore Price:   $25.56
ISBN:   9781452279930 Electronic Version Suggested Retail Price:   $31.95 Bookstore Price:   $25.56

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Your single-best way to nurture higher-order thinking

There's no doubt about it: the Common Core has us scrambling. With all the pressure to accelerate instruction, how can we possibly find the time to encourage students to do some serious thinking? For Laura Thomas, the answer couldn't be clearer: through constructivist, experiential teaching methods. In fact, constructivist teaching is the single-best way to nurture the higher-order thinking so central to the Common Core.

Fusing the practical with the theoretical, Thomas offers a clear path for facilitating real understanding and real skill-building within a community of learners. Grade 6–12 teachers will learn how to:

  • Plan learning experiences that teach content and process at the same time
  • Assess students' development of 21st-century skills
  • Coach students to do the hard work of authentic learning—without leaving them to flounder
  • Teach reflection techniques that help students process their experiences and learn from mistakes.

Featuring easy-to-follow graphics, sample lessons, and tools from practicing teachers, Facilitating Authentic Learning is an immediately practical resource that both beginning and veteran teachers can put to work in their classrooms.

"This is a valuable book for educators, especially as we strive to help our students move from being receivers of knowledge to owners of their learning. Teachers need to develop strategies to be effective guides for our students, and to facilitate their progress toward educational goals."
—Norma Barber, Language Arts Teacher
Ukiah School District, OR

"I LOVE this book! It provides step-by-step instructions for making a classroom student-centered and led by a guide on the side, not a sage on the stage. The author’s real-world examples and reader-friendly writing style make this book a winner!"
—Nancy Foote, Teacher/Administrator
Higley Unified School District, AZ

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