Title Unlocking Student Talent
Subtitle The New Science of Developing Expertise
Author Robin J. Fogarty, Gene M. Kerns, Brian M. Pete
ISBN 9780807758724
List price USD 34.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 192
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Teachers College Press (Eurospan Group)
Published in India by .
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Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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Reviews:

“This book offers revolutionary proposals for transforming general education and, in particular, describes how to produce high-school graduates who are independent learners prepared and ready to employ the appropriate methods in acquiring whatever skills they need to succeed in their careers.”

— From the Foreword by K. Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool, coauthors of Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

“The authors of this book understand that educators who seek to unlock talent must first and foremost build the confidence, not just the achievement, of the possessor of that talent--the student. This requires open sharing of intended learning targets in student-friendly terms from the outset of instruction, the intentional ongoing use of assessment to support and not merely judge student learning, and the effective communication of formative assessment results in ways that keep students on winning streaks as they watch their talents emerge. Only then can our students feel in control of their own lifelong learning success and in charge of the unleashing of their own true talent. This volume is the guide book for all who wish to use assessment for learning and other strategies in partnership with talented learners in the service of their success.”

Rick Stiggins, founder, Assessment Training Institute, Portland, Oregon


Description:

How do we truly help students achieve their fullest potential? What are the roles of motivation, deliberate practice, and coaching in developing talent and abilities in students? This hands-on guide examines each of these elements in detail providing definitions, relevant research, discussions, examples, and practical steps to take with students in elementary, middle, and high school. The authors examine cutting-edge research on world-class performance and distill information specifically for educators. Offering guidelines to help teachers spot and encourage students’ exceptional aptitudes, passionate interests, and special strengths, they show concretely how to promote greater motivation for learning and success. This foundational book infuses new ideas into established teaching. User-friendly chapters include thought-provoking insights, vignettes of how notable talents were developed, teaching and learning tips, grade-level examples, and discussion questions.


Contents:

Foreword (K. Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool)

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

 

PART I: MOTIVATING: SPARK THE PASSION

Chapter 1: Inspire • Defining Moments • Sources of Inspiration • Voices • Impact • Professional Learning Communities Discussion Questions • Professional Learning Exercise: “Inspire-Speak”

Chapter 2: Invigorate • Challenge to Persist and to Peak • Aspirations, Competitiveness, Novelty, and Hallmarks • Voices • Impact • Professional Learning Communities Discussion Questions • Professional Learning Exercise: What Invigorates You?

Chapter 3: Instill • Instilling the Will to Prevail • Voices • Impact • Professional Learning Communities Discussion Questions • Professional Learning Exercise: What Is Sportsmanship?

Part I: Classroom Teaching Ideas • Elementary School Level: Think, Then Act • Middle School Level: Finding Your True North • High School Level: Ask Yourself Questions

PART II: PRACTICING: ENGINEER TO DEVELOP EXPERTISE

Chapter 4: The Repetitions • Deliberate Practice • Achieving Balance: Drill Versus Scrimmage • Professional Learning Communities Discussion Questions • Professional Learning Exercise: Stringing Skills • Learning More

Chapter 5: Resistance and Results • Resistance Extends Practice Potential • Results Inspire and Inform Practice • Impact • Professional Learning Communities Discussion Questions • Professional Learning Exercise: Turn Hustle and Bustle into Precise Practice

Chapter 6: Recovery and Residual • Time to Recover • Necessary Recovery • The Residual after Practice • Residual Effects • Professional Learning Communities Questions • Professional Learning Exercise: Thinking Threads

Part II: Classroom Teaching Ideas • Elementary School Level: Multiplication Fact Mastery • Middle School Level: The Highlight Is Highlighters • High School Level: Thinking About Throughlines

 

PART III: COACHING: SEEK EXTRAORDINARY EXCELLENCE

Chapter 7: Engage • A Trusted Mentor • The Science of Teaching • Coaching Ways • Formative Assessment • Summing It Up • Professional Learning Communities Discussion Questions • Professional Learning Exercise: Investigating Informative Assessments

Chapter 8: Elevate • Genius in Simplicity • Voices • Impact • Professional Learning Communities Discussion Questions • Professional Learning Exercise: Progressing Toward Progressions

Chapter 9: Exceed • Surpassing All Expectations • Voices • Impact • Professional Learning Communities Discussion Questions • Professional Learning Exercise: Make a Statement

Part III: Classroom Teaching Ideas • Elementary School Level: The Coach’s Chart • Middle School Level: Voting for Education • High School Level: One-on-One Coaching

Closing • What Does the Future Hold? • Future Vision

References

Index

About the Authors


About the Authors:

Robin J. Fogarty is president of Robin Fogarty & Associates, a Florida-based educational consulting company. Dr. Fogarty has trained educators throughout the world in curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies.

Gene M. Kerns is chief academic officer of Renaissance Learning, Inc. and a leading authority on the educational standards in the United States and United Kingdom, learning progressions, and formative assessment.

Brian M. Pete is cofounder and CEO of Robin Fogarty & Associates and an international professional developer with extensive work over the past 18 years with adult learners.


Target Audience:

Useful for educators of elementary, middle, and high school.

 
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