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Teaching for Intelligence

Teaching for Intelligence

Second Edition

December 2007 | 336 pages | Corwin
In Teaching for Intelligence, Second Edition, Barbara Presseisen brings together a collection of intelligence theories about an instructional approach focused on inquiry, critical thinking, problem posing, and problem solving that can have a powerful influence on both student and teacher learning and performance. These insightful articles inspire educators to examine their own perspectives about the nature of intelligence, standardized testing, and curriculum requirements. The material also demonstrates the positive impact that this instructional method can have for children from poor, depressed, or immigrant backgrounds. School leaders and teachers will find answers to critical questions such as: What does teaching for intelligence actually mean? Who is the intelligent learner? What do educators and scientists have to say about teaching for intelligence? Updated with current research, this insightful resource suggests a vast world of thought, inquiry, and wisdom to inspire and educate all learners.
Introduction: Teaching for Intelligence
Section 1. The Value of Intelligence Theory
On the Habit of Informed Skepticism

Theodore R. Sizer
Narratives of the Educative Surround

John I. Goodlad
Truth, Beauty, and Goodness: Education for All Human Beings

John Brockman interviews Howard Gardner
Art, Imagination, and School Renewal

Maxine Greene
Schools Should Nurture Wisdom

Robert J. Sternberg
Section 2. The Intelligent Learner
Teacher Learning That Supports Student Learning

Linda Darling-Hammond
Did You Ask a Good Question Today?

John Barell
The Misunderstood Role of the Arts in Human Development

Elliot W. Eisner
What Really Matters in Teaching Children to Read

Richard L. Allington
Section 3. Instructing for Intelligence
Teaching for Intelligence: The Intellectual Life of Schools

Robert R. Spillane
The Intelligence-Friendly Classroom: It Just Makes Sense

Robin Fogarty
Teaching for Intelligence: In Search of Best Practices

James Bellanca
Mediative Environments: Creating Conditions for Intellectual Growth

Arthur L. Costa
Differentiating Instruction in the Classroom: Tapping Into the Intelligence of Every Learner

Dorothy S. Strickland
Teaching for Intelligence: Parameters for Change

Eric J. Cooper, Daniel U. Levine
Considerations in Introducing Instructional Interventions

Daniel U. Levine, Rayna F. Levine
Section 4. Special Concerns of Teaching for Intelligence
Working With Kids Like Mario

Jonathan Kozol
Challenging Preschool Education: Meeting the Intellectual Needs of All Children

Herbert P. Ginsburg
Infusing Higher-Order Thinking Into Science and Language Arts

Joyce VanTassel-Baska
A Practical Approach for Developing the Gifts and Talents of All Students

Joseph S. Renzulli
Creating the Climate and Conditions for Children to Learn

James P. Comer
About the Contributors

"Presseisen has skillfully assembled an exceptionally fine collection of articles."

Burt Saxon, Adjunct Professor
Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University

"A wonderful collection that address issues important in today’s classrooms. This is an invaluable tool for any educator willing to strive for personal, student, and schoolwide excellence."

Gayla LeMay, Social Studies Teacher
Louise Radloff Middle School, Duluth, GA

“Contributions by a range of educators address key issues for modern classrooms and make the second edition a ‘must’ for any college-level library strong in education and teaching programs.”

California Bookwatch, February 2008
Midwest Book Review

“This is one of the rare collections that might be of great benefit to all American educators. Presseisen offers a book rich with important ideas. The essays not only inform readers, but encourage deeper examination and invite discussion on the nature of intelligence and its relationship to matters such as standards, testing, and curriculum development. It is a must for educators and would greatly benefit and enlighten politicians and parents too.”

CHOICE, May 2008
American Library Association

"The eminent contributors to this collection of articles present current research that will encourage educators to think critically and reflectively about their own perspectives on classroom instructional practice, students’ intellectual development, and the student’s role in the learning process. An invaluable resource."

Curriculum Connections, Spring 2008
School Library Journal

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