|aFive big ideas for effective teaching :|bconnecting mind, brain, and education research to classroom practice /|cDonna Wilson and Marcus Conyers.
|aNew York :|bTeachers College Press,|cc2013.
|aNew York :|bTeachers College Press,|c
|axii, 195 pages ;|c23 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 168-183) and index.
|aMachine generated contents note: Teacher Education and Professional Development: Preparing, Developing, and Supporting Teachers by Providing Them with a Firm Foundation -- Teachers as Learners -- Five Big Ideas from Research to Application -- 1. Challenges and Opportunities in 21st Century Schooling -- In Support of a Gold Standard for Educational Professionals: Teachers as Adaptive Experts and Lifelong Learners -- Challenges in the Current System of Teacher Education and Schooling -- Tools for Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century -- Brain, Plasticity, Potential, and Intelligence -- The Body-Brain System -- Metacognition -- The Challenges of Teaching Today -- Opportunities Knock for Lifelong Learners -- Connecting the Science of Learning to the Art of Teaching -- 2. BIG IDEA 1: Implications of Neural Plasticity for Learning and Teaching -- Understanding the Science of Neural Plasticity -- Brain Development Over the Life Span -- Plasticity Research and the Classroom -- From Research to Classroom Practice: Plasticity in Action -- What's the Big Idea? -- 3. BIG IDEA 2: Recognizing Human Potential -- Misunderstanding Potential: The Fixed Mindset -- Defining Potential in the Classroom -- Teacher Expectations About Their Students' Learning Potential -- Educational Leadership: Beyond the Classroom -- From Research to Classroom Practice: Guiding Students to Actualize Their Learning Potential -- What's the Big Idea? -- 4. BIG IDEA 3: Understanding Intelligence -- Conceptions of Intelligence -- Dynamic, Changeable Intelligence -- Malleable Intelligence and Student Learning -- Malleable Intelligence, Motivation, and Effort -- The Role of Deliberate Practice -- Using Formative Assessment for Intelligence Building -- Educational Leadership: Beyond the Classroom -- From Research to Classroom Practice: Intelligence for 21st Century Success -- What's the Big Idea? -- 5. BIG IDEA 4: The Body-Brain System at Work for Learning -- Stronger Bodies, Sharper Minds -- The Search for Causal Connections -- High-Octane Fuel for Learning -- The Emotional Aspects of Learning -- Modeling and Teaching Optimism -- Preparing for Learning with a Good Night's Sleep -- From Research to Classroom Practice: Putting the Body-Brain System to Work -- What's the Big Idea? -- 6. BIG IDEA 5: Metacognition as a Path to Becoming Functionally Smarter -- Metacognition Through the Ages -- Thinking About Thinking: Two Layers of Learning -- Connecting Metacognition and Executive Function -- Teaching and Facilitating the Use of Cognitive Strategies -- Connecting Cognitive Strategies to the Common Core State Standards -- Gathering Information -- Exploring and Elaborating -- Communicating What You Have Learned -- Teaching Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies by Example -- From Research to Classroom Practice: Learning by Teaching and Reflecting on Your Professional Practice -- What's the Big Idea? -- 7. Teaching, Learning, and Neuroeducation Myth Busting -- Becoming an "Apprentice" of Effective Education -- There Is More to 21st Century Education Than the 3 Rs -- A Lot More -- You Can Get Better at Almost Anything If You Set Your Mind to It -- Your Brain Is a Learning Muscle -- Build It -- Early Intensive Reading Instruction Can Open New Worlds -- The Little Engine That Could Had the Right Idea -- Don't Forget: You Can Remember -- Support Physical Activity to Support Learning -- Your Role as a Myth Buster -- 8. Your Journey of Learning and Teaching -- The Importance of Learning Together -- Connecting with a Worldwide Professional Learning Community -- The Joy of Informal Learning -- Rising to the Hope and Challenges of Your Professional Practice.
|aThis seminal text, grounded in the synergy of five big ideas for connecting mind, brain, and education research to classroom practice, empowers educators with an inspiring conceptual framework for effective teaching. It is a compelling vision as well as a firm foundation for implementing the Common Core State Standards. The practical application of the essential ideas--neuroplasticity, potential, malleable intelligence, the Body-Brain System, and metacognition--is supported by a wealth of vignettes, examples, inspirational stories from teachers, strategies, reflective questions, and connections between current research on how people learn and classroom practice.