International research into how the mind works shows that we are all capable of becoming better learners. Building Learning Power applies this research directly to the work of teachers in classrooms, to provide a practical framework for fostering lifelong learning in all young people. To prosper in the learning age, we must learn to embrace uncertainty with robust self-confidence, and approach the future with curiosity and optimism. Building Learning Power provides a clear direction for this exciting journey, covering:
This book is about how teachers can help young people become better learners, both in school and out.
It is about creating a climate or a culture in the classroom-and in the school more widely-that systematically cultivates habits and attitudes that enable young people to face difficulty and uncertainty calmly, confidently and creatively. Building Learning Power explains what this means and why it is a good idea, and introduces some of the small, do-able things that busy teachers can do to create such a climate. Students who are more confident of their own learning ability learn faster and learn better.
They concentrate more, think harder and find learning more enjoyable. They do better in their tests and external examinations. And they are easier and more satisfying to teach. Even a small investment in building learning power pays handsome dividends for a school. But it also prepares youngsters better for an uncertain future. Today’s schools are educating not just for exam results but for lifelong learning.
Ages: 8-10 (Middle Primary), Ages: 10-12 (Upper Primary), Ages: 12-15 (Junior Secondary), Ages: 15-18 (Senior Secondary)
Discover how to close the knowing-doing gap and transform your school or district into a high-performing professional learning community (PLC).
Practical and research-based, this resource will help you design meaningful, relevant skill assessment and instruction that promotes student mastery of critical competencies, including collaboration, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, creative thinking skills, communication skills, digital citizenship, self-regulation and more.
More than a simple refresh, the latest edition incorporates new insights, experiences and tools that will help you implement modern learning practices in your department, school, or district.
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