Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success
- Robert J. Sternberg - Cornell University, USA
- Linda Jarvin - Paris College of Art, Tufts University, USA, Yale University
- Elena L. Grigorenko - University of Houston, USA
"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 K–12, 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.
"Interesting insights into the planning of teaching strategies with some fresh new ideas. Takes Tyler, Taba, Eisner, and Joyce to a new level."
"Offers explicitly practical strategies for fine-tuning and balancing instruction and assessment. The strategies help assess wise thinking skills and creative thinking skills and match assessment of achievement to broad teaching."
"The variety and quantity of practical examples can be quickly converted to classroom use."
"This book encourages teachers to go beyond traditional instruction designed for narrow kinds of thinking and testing."
"Offers a great opportunity for teachers to reflect on their practice in a constructive way. The book serves well as a schoolwide professional development initiative in learning communities and offers opportunities for teachers to tweak their instruction for better understanding and meaningful learning."
"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). Teachers will be free to teach without being limited to textbook formats. Both teachers and students will come to understand themselves and their values better."
"This book presents a model to help teachers teach content while teaching important skills that make the content meaningful. The authors explain and give examples of how to apply their model and explicitly make connections to assessment and state standards. Using this model will enrich the education of students and fill the enormous gap created by high-stakes tests and the accountability movement."