Facilitating authentic learning, grades 6-12 : a framework for student-driven instruction
There's no doubt about it: the Common Core has us scrambling. With all the pressure to accelerate instruction, how can we possibly find the time to encourage students to do some serious thinking? For Laura Thomas, the answer couldn't be clearer: through constructivist, experiential teaching methods. In fact, constructivist teaching is the single-best way to nurture the higher-order thinking so central to the Common Core. Fusing the practical with the theoretical, Thomas offers a clear path for facilitating real understanding and real skill-building within a community of learners. Grade 6-12 teachers will learn how to: Plan learning experiences that teach content and process at the same time; Assess students' development of 21st-century skills; Coach students to do the hard work of authentic learning - without leaving them to flounder; Teach reflection techniques that help students process their experiences and learn from mistakes. Featuring easy-to-follow graphics, sample lessons, and tools from practicing teachers, Facilitating Authentic Learning is an immediately practical resource that both beginning and veteran teachers can put to work in their classrooms.
Thousand Oaks, CA
active learning, secondary education
Thomas, Laura, "Facilitating authentic learning, grades 6-12 : a framework for student-driven instruction" (2013). Faculty Book Gallery. 26.