schools for all kinds of minds boosting student success by embracing learning variation

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Schools For All Kinds Of Minds

Author : Mary-Dean Barringer
ISBN : 047060946X
Genre : Education
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This book shows how schools can--and must--develop expertise in "learning variation" (understanding how different kinds of minds learn) and apply this knowledge to classroom instruction in order to address the chronic learning challenges and achievement gap faced by millions of students. Barringer shows how using what we know about learning variation with a focus on discovering learning strengths, not just deficits, can help schools create plans for success for those students who often find it elusive. The book specifically addresses how school leaders can incorporate this knowledge into instructional practice and school-level policy through various professional development strategies. 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.

Schools For All Kinds Of Minds

Author : Mary-Dean Barringer
ISBN : 9780470505151
Genre : Education
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Schools for All Kinds of Minds Based on cutting-edge brain research and the pioneering work being done at the All Kinds of Minds nonprofit organization, this groundbreaking book offers a dynamic approach to closing the ever-widening achievement gap in schools. Schools for All Kinds of Minds shows how educators at all levels can develop expertise in "learning variation"—understanding how different kind of minds learn—and demonstrates how to apply this knowledge to raise achieve- ment for all. This focus—which recognizes kids' learning strengths, not just deficits— can lead to school success even for struggling students. The All Kinds of Minds model is defined by these essential components: Expertise in the science of learning and the belief that differences are variation, not deviation; evidence gathered from multiple sources, including an approach for understanding how specific students learn; a problem-solving model that helps to identify passions and affinities that can drive scholarship, careers, and other life choices; a set of five core beliefs about how all students are treated; and a commitment to align school and edu-cational practices and policies to the way students learn and vary in their learning. The book includes reflection exercises and accompanying online resources that can facilitate the use of the All Kinds of Minds model within school-based professional learning communities (PLCs) and other staff development activities, as well as teacher education programs.

All Kinds Of Minds

Author : Melvin D. Levine
ISBN : 0838820905
Genre : Psychology
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Students come to understand their mind's unique features, learn about getting help from others, helping themselves, and building on their strengths.

Evidence Based Practices And Programs For Early Childhood Care And Education

Author : Christina J. Groark
ISBN : 9781483361918
Genre : Education
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This timely handbook presents evidence and recommendations to make informed decisions for planning, funding, and operating high-quality educational programs for children ages 3-8.

Learning Disorders Disorders Of The Self In Children Adolescents

Author : Joseph Palombo
ISBN : 0393703770
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The relationship between learning disorders and the development of the self is complex. However, clinicians who work with children with learning disorders must have a way to think about this relationship if they are truly to be of help.

Sammy And His Behavior Problems

Author : Caltha Crowe
ISBN : 9781892989314
Genre : Education
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This extraordinary book draws you into Caltha Crowe's "never quit" efforts to help Sammy, a challenging but charming third grader, gain control of his behavior so that he, and his classmates, can learn. Caltha takes readers into her classroom through rich stories, complemented with personal journal entries. Through her sympathetic eyes, we experience Sammy's defiance, angry outbursts, and baffling responses to stress. Caltha's wisdom and kindness turn this book into the one you'll urge on colleagues, and you'll come away with strategies and structures you can use to help the Sammy in your own classroom.

Revealing Minds

Author : Craig Pohlman
ISBN : 9780787987909
Genre : Education
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This practical, hands-on guide to assessing learning problems is based on the approach of All Kinds of Minds, the groundbreaking nonprofit institute founded by Mel Levine. Providing scores of real-life examples, sidebar definitions of key terms, and sample assessments, Pohlman provides a useful roadmap for educators, psychologists, and other professionals to implement the AKOM approach in their own assessments.

Keeping A Head In School

Author : Melvin D. Levine
ISBN : 0838820697
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces the types of learning disabilities children can suffer from, and discusses some ways of overcoming these conditions

Reading With Meaning

Author : Debbie Miller
ISBN : 9781571109552
Genre : Education
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In the second edition of Reading with Meaning, Debbie Miller shares her new thinking about comprehension strategy instruction, the gradual release of responsibility instructional model, and planning for student engagement and independence. It has been ten years since the first edition, in which Debbie chronicled a year in her own classroom. Reading with Meaning, Second Edition supports that work and expands her vision of strategy instruction and intentional teaching and learning. Debbie believes that every child deserves at least a full year of growth during each classroom year and offers planning documents with matching assessments to ensure that no child falls through the cracks. The second edition also provides new book recommendations that will engage and delight students, and current picture books for reading aloud and strategy instruction. This new edition reflects Debbie's professional experiences and judgment, her work in classrooms and collaboration with colleagues, and the current research in the field, showcasing her newest, best thinking.


Author : Bonnie Benard
ISBN : 9780914409182
Genre : Education
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A few years ago, resiliency theory was relatively new to the fields of prevention and education. Today, it is at the heart of hundreds of school and community programs that recognize in all young people the capacity to lead healthy, successful lives. The key, as Benard reports in this synthesis of a decade and more of resiliency research, is the role that families, schools, and communities play in supporting, and not undermining, this biological drive for normal human development. Of special interest is the evidence that resiliency prevails in most cases by far -- even in extreme situations, such as those caused by poverty, troubled families, and violent neighborhoods. An understanding of this developmental wisdom and the supporting research, Benard argues, must be integrated into adults' vision for the youth they work with and communicated to young people themselves. Benard's analysis of how best to incorporate research findings to support young people is both realistic and inspirational. It is an easy-to-read discussion of what the research has found along with descriptions of what application of the research looks like in our most successful efforts to support young people.

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