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.
FOREWORD: AMERICA NEEDS ALL KINDS OF MINDS VII
ABOUT THE AUTHORS XIV
INTRODUCTION: AN ENDURING DILEMMA XVII
1 UNDERSTANDING LEARNING AS THE CORE BUSINESS OF SCHOOLS 1
2 BRINGING THE SCIENCE OF LEARNING INTO THE CLASSROOM 17
3 KEY INGREDIENTS OF LEARNING 33
4 DIGGING DEEPER: KNOWING STUDENTS AS LEARNERS 65
5 BUILDING ON STUDENT ASSETS 93
6 LOOKING DEEPER: A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON BEHAVIOR 115
7 BOOSTING WRITING ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH THE SCIENCE OF LEARNING 139
8 GETTING STARTED: CREATING SCHOOLS FOR ALL KINDS OF MINDS 183
APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS 215
APPENDIX B: ALL KINDS OF MINDS SCHOOLS OF DISTINCTION 221
APPENDIX C: THE EFFECTS OF THE SCHOOLS ATTUNED PROGRAM: A SNAPSHOT OF RESEARCH RESULTS 229
APPENDIX D: PROGRAMS FROM ALL KINDS OF MINDS 235
APPENDIX E: ALL KINDS OF MINDS WEB SITE RESOURCES 239