Students at the Center

Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind

Author: Bena Kallick,Allison Zmuda

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416623272

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Educators’ most important work is to help students develop the intellectual and social strength of character necessary to live well in the world. The way to do this, argue authors Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda, is to increase the say students have in their own learning and prepare them to navigate complexities they face both inside and beyond school. This means rethinking traditional teacher and student roles and re-examining goal setting, lesson planning, assessment, and feedback practices. It means establishing classrooms that prioritize Voice—Involving students in “the what” and “the how” of learning and equipping them to be stewards of their own education. Co-creation—Guiding students to identify the challenges and concepts they want to explore and outline the actions they will take. Social construction—Having students work with others to theorize, pursue common goals, build products, and generate performances. Self-discovery—Teaching students to reflect on their own developing skills and knowledge so that they will acquire new understandings of themselves and how they learn. Based on their exciting work in the field, Kallick and Zmuda map out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind. They share the perspectives of educators engaged in this work; highlight the habits that empower students to pursue aspirations, investigate problems, design solutions, chase curiosities, and create performances; and provide tools and recommendations for adjusting classroom practices to facilitate learning that is self-directed, dynamic, sometimes messy, and always meaningful.
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Nurturing Habits of Mind in Early Childhood

Success Stories from Classrooms Around the World

Author: Arthur L. Costa,Bena Kallick

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416627103

Category: Education

Page: 208

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In the first years of life, as children observe, imitate, and interact with people and their environment, the brain is structuring a foundation for vocabulary, values, cognitive processes, and social skills. Educators, you can help influence that development by teaching the skills and dispositions of intelligent, creative, effective decision makers and problem solvers. Within these pages, Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick share the authentic stories and experiences of teachers who have taught these Habits of Mind (HOM) to young children: - Persisting - Managing impulsivity - Listening with understanding and empathy - Thinking flexibly - Thinking about thinking - Striving for accuracy - Questioning and posing problems - Applying past knowledge to new situations - Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision - Gathering data through all senses - Creating, imagining, and innovating - Responding with wonderment and awe - Taking responsible risks - Finding humor - Thinking interdependently - Remaining open to continuous learning The practical examples in this book show how anybody who works with young children can introduce the Habits of Mind in entertaining and concrete ways that are developmentally appropriate. By designing learning experiences that reflect the situations and challenges children face in their lives, educators can help our youngest citizens begin to develop the habits of mind that feed a lifetime of learning.
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Handbook of Research on Student-Centered Strategies in Online Adult Learning Environments

Author: Fitzgerald, Carlton J.,Laurian-Fitzgerald, Simona,Popa, Carmen

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522550860

Category: Education

Page: 554

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As traditional classroom settings are transitioning to online environments, teachers now face the challenge of using this medium to promote effective learning strategies, especially when teaching older age groups. Because adult learners bring a different set of understandings and skills to education than younger students, such as more job and life experiences, the one-size-fits-all approach to teaching does not work, thus pushing educators to create a student-centered approach for each learner. The Handbook of Research on Student-Centered Strategies in Online Adult Learning Environments is an important resource providing readers with multiple perspectives to approach issues often associated with adult learners in an online environment. This publication highlights current research on topics including, but not limited to, online competency-based education, nontraditional adult learners, virtual classrooms in public universities, and teacher training for online education. This book is a vital reference for online trainers, adult educators, university administrators, researchers, and other academic professionals looking for emerging information on utilizing online classrooms and environments in student-centered adult education.
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Life Beyond the Classroom

Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities

Author: Paul Wehman

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 719

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"This fourth edition brings together the most comprehensive information on facilitating transitions for young people with mild, moderate, or sever disabilities. Internationally recognized authority Paul Wehman-- with a team of the best-known researchers in special education, employment, transition, and disability-- has thoroughly updated the entire book with both theoretical information and practical guidance. An essential text for he college classroon and an invaluable reference for every professional's bookshelf, this book will prepare readers to give younf people with disabilities appropriate, individualized support as they start their life beyond the classroom."
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Collaborative Teacher Leadership

How Teachers Can Foster Equitable Schools

Author: Martin L. Krovetz,Gilberto Arriaza

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412905022

Category: Education

Page: 194

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The authors present teachers’ own observations and reflections on leadership to demonstrate how teacher leaders can help close the achievement gap.
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The Common Core Mathematics Standards

Transforming Practice Through Team Leadership

Author: Ted H. Hull,Ruth Harbin Miles,Don S. Balka

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452284148

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Transform math instruction with effective CCSS leadership The Common Core State Standards for mathematics describe the “habits of mind” that teachers should develop in their students without which the content standards cannot be successfully implemented. This professional development resource helps principals and math leaders grapple with the changes that must be addressed so that teachers can implement the practices required by the CCSS. Included are: A clear explanation of the CCSS for Mathematical Practice Techniques to help leadership teams collaboratively implement and maintain the new standards A proficiency matrix with examples of instructional strategies for helping students reach competency in each standard
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