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Teaching How to Learn in a What-to-Learn Culture



Teaching How to Learn in a What-to-Learn Culture

Kathleen R. Hopkins

ISBN: 978-0-470-58526-9 March 2010 Jossey-Bass 176 Pages


Practical ideas for teaching students the skills they need to really learn

This vital teachers' resource answers such questions as "Can intelligence be developed? Do teacher expectations shape student learning? How can I make learning 'stick' for my students?" Drawing from theory and research in learning, this book offers clear, practical guidance along with inspirational ideas to show how teachers can enable students to gain both the cognitive competence and confidence needed to succeed academically.

  • Offers techniques for students to develop their reading, writing, and math abilities
  • Provides suggestions for helping students build perseverance and diligent work habits
  • Helps cultivate students' reasoning skills for problem solving
  • Includes ideas for teachers to improve their students' verbal and written skills

The book applies to any and all learners, including special needs students, and is richly illustrated with stories, activities, and examples from across the curricula.

About the Author.

About the National Institute for Learning Development.


1 The Intelligence Dilemma.

2 A Way Out of the Pressure Cooker.

3 What Every Teacher Needs.

4 The Big Picture.

5 Setting Students Free.

6 The Power of Oral Language.

7 Moving Beyond Memorization.

8 Those Inner Voices.

9 Potential or Propensity?

10 Rediscovering the Joy.