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Creating Active Thinkers

Creating Active Thinkers
9 Strategies for a Thoughtful Classroom

Second Edition

December 2001 | 176 pages | Corwin

Formerly published by Zephyr Press

Transform your students into complex, critical thinkers ready to meet the challenges of the future.

This resource provides teachers with nine strategies that can be integrated into existing lessons and curricula. Each strategy comes with sample scenarios, a discussion of possible problems to avoid, and suggestions for implementation.

1. Creating the Thoughtful Classroom: Taking the Ultimate Journey
2. Teaching Thinking: The Concerns of the Tour Guide
3. Quiet in the Back Seat: Just Pass Me the Map
4. The Thoughtful Classroom: Packing for the Journey
5. Infusing Thinking into Your Curriculum: Beginning the Journey
6. Tour Guide Job Description: Nine Teacher Strategies in the Thoughtful Classroom
7. The Companions on the Journey: Nine Student Behaviors in the Thoughtful Classroom
8. Evaluating the Thoughtful Classroom: Reflecting on the Ultimate Journey
Appendix A: Valuable Resources
Appendix B: Types of Questions Used in the Socratic Method
Appendix C: Evaluation Forms

“A valuable resource for both elementary and secondary teachers.”

J. Jeffrey Hipskind, Director of Gifted and Talented Education
Tucson Unified School District, AZ

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ISBN: 9781569761489