Teaching How to Learn in a What-to-Learn Culture

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Practical ideas for teaching students the skills they need toreally learn

This vital teachers' resource answers such questions as "Canintelligence be developed? Do teacher expectations shape studentlearning? How can I make learning 'stick' for my students?" Drawingfrom theory and research in learning, this book offers clear,practical guidance along with inspirational ideas to show howteachers can enable students to gain both the cognitive competenceand confidence needed to succeed academically.

  • Offers techniques for students to develop their reading,writing, and math abilities
  • Provides suggestions for helping students build perseveranceand diligent work habits
  • Helps cultivate students' reasoning skills for problemsolving
  • Includes ideas for teachers to improve their students' verbaland written skills

The book applies to any and all learners, including specialneeds students, and is richly illustrated with stories, activities,and examples from across the curricula.

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Teaching How to Learn in a What-to-Learn Culture

Can intelligence be developed? Do teacher expectations shapestudent learning? How can I make learning 'stick' for mystudents?

In this thought-provoking, informative book, noted educationexpert Kathleen Ricards Hopkins provides teachers with a hands-onresource based on the latest research on how we learn. Hopkinsoffers clear, actionable guidelines for teachers to enable allstudents to gain both the cognitive competence and confidenceneeded to succeed academically. Using the metaphor of askylight—a window leading to infinitepossibilities—Hopkins provides down-to-earth techniquesteachers can use to help students develop their skills as readers,writers, and mathematicians. Hopkins translates the theoreticalideas of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Feuerstein into practicalsuggestions for teachers to use with their students. Students willbenefit from these principles, and teachers may find theircognitive abilities transformed as well.

As inspirational as it is practical, the book offers creativesuggestions that help students build perseverance and diligent workhabits. Teaching How to Learn in a What-to-Learn Culture isdesigned to apply to any and all learners, including students withspecial needs, and is richly illustrated with stories, activities,and useful examples from across the content areas.

Praise for Teaching How to Learn in a What-to-Learn Culture

"Kathy Hopkins has a gift for bringing research to life withpractical strategies for parents and teachers. Pay attention,folks, because our children desperately need to have you understandand apply the information in this book!"—Jane M. Healy, Ph.D.,educational psychologist and author, Different Learners andEndangered Minds

"An important book for any educator who seeks both a theoreticalunderstanding of mediated learning and the application of theseprinciples in modern classrooms. Hopkins shares the development ofher career as a teacher of teachers and how she goes about teachingstudents of all ages to think beyond basic memorization—andmuch, much more."—Rosa A. Hagin, Ph.D., research professor ofpsychology, Department of Psychiatry, New York University School ofMedicine

About the Author:

Kathleen R. Hopkins, Ph.D., is executive director of National Institute for Learning Development (NILD), an international organization dedicated to meeting the needs of students who have difficulty learning, including those with and without specific learning disabilities. NILD offers educational intervention services to schools and districts (serving students in both individual and group settings), conducts teacher professional development programs as well as a certification program training classroom teachers in its educational therapy/learning model, and stages 2-day annual conferences featuring prominent learning and special education specialists, plus four regional teacher-training conferences at which about 600-900 general and special education teachers typically attend. NILD also offers supplemental and after-school learning development (tutoring) programs at over 35 school sites through Discovery, Inc., a subsidiary organization. Based in Norfolk, Virginia, NILD is active in over 32 countries as well as the U.S. and Canada.

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