How can we help students develop the thinking skills they need to be successful learners? How does this relate to deep learning of important concepts? How can we engage and support diverse learners in inclusive classrooms where they develop understanding and thinking skills? In this book, Faye and Leyton explore these questions and offer classroom examples to help busy teachers develop communities where all students learn.
This book is written by two experienced educators who offer a welcoming and “can do” approach to the big ideas in education today. In this book, you will find:
- insightful ways to teach diverse learners, e.g., literature and information circles, open-ended strategies, cooperative learning, inquiry
- curriculum design frameworks, e.g., universal design for learning (UDL) and backward design
- assessment for, of, and as learning
- lessons to help students develop deep learning and thinking skills in English, Social Studies, and Humanities
- excellent examples of theory and practice made accessible
- real school examples of collaboration — teachers working together to create better learning opportunities for their students