Pub. Date:
Focus on Thinking: Engaging Educators in Higher-Order Thinking

Focus on Thinking: Engaging Educators in Higher-Order Thinking


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Monday, September 27


In the wake of initiatives such as No Child Left Behind and the use of high-stakes testing, the emphasis in schools has been on drill and practice for the test. Genuine understanding and critical thinking have been increasingly shortchanged. As a result, students have fewer opportunities to advance their insight into cognitive and emotional challenges, even though both teachers and parents recognize the importance of developing deliberative and reflective thinking skills.

This book uniquely combines two things. First, it provides resources for classroom teachers in middle and secondary school that make it possible to, at a moment’s notice, take advantage of a teachable moment by drawing students into productive intellectual discussions. Second, it gives the reader an overview of the rationale and the research base for engaging students in educational activities that are truly intellectual and that are not limited to training for testing success.

Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475833522
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 466,344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Primary email address is (note the underscore)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Critical Thinking and the Schools
Chapter 2 Middle School Scripts
Chapter 3 Secondary School Scripts
Appendix A Resources for Further Information
Appendix B Building Your Own Scripts
Appendix C Elements of Mindware

Customer Reviews