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Wouldn't your job be easier if students were just more interested in learning? Now, here's a book that will open your eyes to where the desire to learn actually comes from and what teachers can really do to activate it. Using stories from classroom teachers, counselors, administrators, and students, Bob Sullo explains why the desire to learn is based on five personal needs.
Find out why schools that base programs and practices on meeting these personal needs have fewer disruptions and more students who are improving academically. And explore the principles and guidelines you need to know to change the dynamics of learning in your classroom or school:
(ASCD Premium and Select Member book, 2007) 6" x 9", 168 pages. Also available as an e-book!
Based on their exciting work in the field, Kallick and Zmuda map out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind. They share the perspectives of educators engaged in this work; highlight the habits that empower students to pursue aspirations, investigate problems, design solutions, chase curiosities, and create performances; and provide tools and recommendations for adjusting classroom practices to facilitate learning that is self-directed, dynamic, sometimes messy, and always meaningful.