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Awakening genius in the classroom / Thomas Armstrong.

Author/Creator:
Armstrong, Thomas.
Publication:
Alexandria, Va. : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, c1998.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 81 p. ; 23 cm.
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Subjects:
Learning, Psychology of.
Motivation in education.
Motivation (Psychology) in children.
Cognitive styles.
Contents:
Every student is a genius. The 12 qualities of genius : curiosity, playfulness, imagination, creativity, wonder, wisdom, inventiveness, vitality, sensitivity, flexibility, humor, joy. Theoretical foundations : neurological basis, evolutionary basis, biographical basis, phenomenological basis. For further study
The genius shuts down. The role of the home : emotional dysfunction, poverty, fast-track, lifestyles, rigid ideologies. The role of the school : testing and grading, labeling and tracking, textbooks and worksheet learning, tedium. The role of the popular media : stereotypical images, insipid language, mediocre content. For further study
How to awaken genius in the classroom. Reawaken the genius in yourself. Provide simple genius experiences. Create a genial climate in the classroom : freedom to choose, open-ended exploration, freedom from judgment, honoring every student's experience, believing in every student's genius. Know that genius is expressed in many ways. For further study.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 72-80).
ISBN:
0871203022 (pbk.)
OCLC:
38930627