Empower students to reach new levels of thinking through teaching for deep understanding!
How do teachers successfully bridge the chasm between large numbers of very specific educational standards and deep understanding of important ideas? This well-researched text is based on the collaborative work between researchers and school practitioners to help answer this fundamental question.
The authors have drawn from the most up-to-date research to help teachers, curriculum developers, and school leaders discover how to implement and promote learner-centered, quality teaching strategies that encourage students' understanding. Organized into five parts, this text systematically uncovers how to:
- Advance student learning using leading-edge research on powerful forms of instruction
- Foster metacogniton in students and encourage them to take control of their own learning
- Extend learning from academic thinking to real-world application across all disciplines
- Learn how to instill a culture of deep understanding among students while still meeting specific achievement standards found in most district and state curricula
This timely and accessible resource reveals how rethinking school curriculum and teaching for deeper knowledge transfer can help students take control of their own learning.