Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools
- Martin Buoncristiani - Thinking and Learning in Concert
- Patricia E. Buoncristiani - Thinking and Learning in Concert
Foreword by Arthur L. Costa
Learning outside the box begins with a thought
The ability to memorize facts is not enough to equip students to solve problems or navigate an evolving world. If we educate young people to become flexible, metacognitive thinkers—and model that behavior for them— they will understand how to adapt their learning and successfully find their way in new territory. This book shows school leaders how to build a thinking culture within the entire learning community. Grounded in the research of the best proponents of critical thinking and aligned to one of the key goals of the Common Core State Standards, this practical guide provides numerous strategies to help teachers and leaders:
- Shape the school culture so that it promotes a common vision around thinking
- Create classroom conditions that help students become mindful thinkers
- Ask questions that develop skillful thinking
- Help students formulate questions that facilitate problem solving
- Work with parents to encourage skillful thinking in their children
Included are practical classroom strategies and illustrations, curriculum maps, and tools for developing students' creativity and decision-making skills. This timely resource is ideal for preparing leaders, teachers, and students to meet the escalating challenges of the future.
"The authors have used their unique experiences and extensive knowledge of teaching and learning. The text integrates research from various resources that comes together in a unique approach to guide the transition to 21st century learning classrooms."
"Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools is very well written and uses excellent examples that make the topics come alive for the readers."
"The book not only tells the 'what', but reinforces why metacognition is so important for teaching children and adults, then elaborates on the 'how.'"
"The extensive knowledge, research, and unique experiences of the authors creates an approach to teaching and learning in the 21st century that all teachers should embrace."