Schools for All Kinds of Minds: Boosting Student Success by Embracing Learning Variation
March 2010, Jossey-Bass
Schools for All Kinds of Minds:
- Provides a readable synthesis of the latest research from neuroscience, cognitive science, and child and adolescent development as it relates to understanding learning and its many variations.
- Links this information to strategies for understanding struggling learners and adapting school practices to accommodate a wider array of learning differences in a classroom.
- Demonstrates how this understanding of learning variation can change the way teachers and others help students succeed in various academic and content areas and acquire necessary 21st century skills.
- Includes discussion questions and facilitator guidelines for staff developers and teacher education programs; downloadable forms that accompany exercises from within the book; an action plan for schools to implement the ideas found in the book; and more.
About the Authors.
Introduction: An Enduring Dilemma.
1 Understanding Learning as the Core Business of Schools.
2 Bringing the Science of Learning into the Classroom.
3 Key Ingredients of Learning.
4 Digging Deeper: Knowing Students as Learners.
5 Building on Student Assets.
6 Looking Deeper: A Fresh Perspective on Behavior.
7 Boosting Writing Achievement Through the Science of Learning.
8 Getting Started: Creating Schools for All Kinds of Minds.
Appendix A: Glossary of Key Terms.
Appendix B: All Kinds of Minds Schools of Distinction.
Appendix C: The Effects of the Schools Attuned Program: A Snapshot of Research Results.
Appendix D: Programs from All Kinds of Minds.
Appendix E: All Kinds of Minds Web Site Resources.
Craig Pohlman, Ph.D., is the director of Mind Matters at Southeast Psych, a learning assessment and consultation program in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the author of Revealing Minds and How Can My Kid Succeed in School?, both from Jossey-Bass.
Michele Robinson has worked with All Kinds of Minds in various capacities—developing program curricula, training facilitators, supporting research, and translating the knowledge base. She has personally taught thousands of educators the All Kinds of Minds approach.
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