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You know one of the real sweet spots of teaching is when you say or do the just-right thing to get students to do the cognitive work of learning. Now you can get there more often with the advice and steps from the book Guided Instruction. Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, two of ASCD’s most popular authors, explain why telling students things over and over—and perhaps more slowly and more loudly—does not result in understanding. Instead, discover how to use a combination of questions, prompts, cues, direct explanations, and modeling to guide students’ learning and build their understanding. Explore an approach to instruction that ensures you make the four strategic moves that help students become more capable and independent learners:
Find out how using guided instruction in any grade or subject can take students from where they are to where they can be, close the achievement gap, and raise your expectations for your students to new heights.
(ASCD book, 2010) 7" x 9", 140 pages.
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.