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"Every student is a genius," declares author Thomas Armstrong, and an educator's most important job is to discover and nurture the "genius qualities" that all students were born with but that may no longer be obvious. Urging readers to look beyond traditional understandings of what constitutes genius, Armstrong describes 12 such qualities, including curiosity, sensitivity, inventiveness, imagination, and joy.
Readers will find dozens of suggested activities and helpful resources to provide "genius experiences" and create a genial climate in the classroom. Suggestions for further study at the end of each section provide starting points for personal and professional reflection and growth.
(ASCD Select and Premium Member book, 1998) 6" x 9", 81 pages. Also available as an e-book!
This two-book set provides practical insights into the effects of poverty on learning and what strategies teachers can use to better engage students in the face of these difficulties.