In Teaching for Intelligence, Second Edition, Barbara Presseisen brings together a collection of intelligence theories about an instructional approach focused on inquiry, critical thinking, problem posing, and problem solving that can have a powerful influence on both student and teacher learning and performance. These insightful articles inspire educators to examine their own perspectives about the nature of intelligence, standardized testing, and curriculum requirements. The material also demonstrates the positive impact that this instructional method can have for children from poor, depressed, or immigrant backgrounds. School leaders and teachers will find answers to critical questions such as: What does teaching for intelligence actually mean? Who is the intelligent learner? What do educators and scientists have to say about teaching for intelligence? Updated with current research, this insightful resource suggests a vast world of thought, inquiry, and wisdom to inspire and educate all learners.
Introduction: Teaching for Intelligence Acknowledgements Section 1. The Value of Intelligence Theory On the Habit of Informed Skepticism - Theodore R. Sizer Narratives of the Educative Surround - John I. Goodlad Truth, Beauty, and Goodness: Education for All Human Beings - John Brockman interviews Howard Gardner Art, Imagination, and School Renewal - Maxine Greene Schools Should Nurture Wisdom - Robert J. Sternberg Section 2. The Intelligent Learner Teacher Learning That Supports Student Learning - Linda Darling-Hammond Did You Ask a Good Question Today? - John Barell The Misunderstood Role of the Arts in Human Development - Elliot W. Eisner What Really Matters in Teaching Children to Read - Richard L. Allington Section 3. Instructing for Intelligence Teaching for Intelligence: The Intellectual Life of Schools - Robert R. Spillane The Intelligence-Friendly Classroom: It Just Makes Sense - Robin Fogarty Teaching for Intelligence: In Search of Best Practices - James Bellanca Mediative Environments: Creating Conditions for Intellectual Growth - Arthur L. Costa Differentiating Instruction in the Classroom: Tapping Into the Intelligence of Every Learner - Dorothy S. Strickland Teaching for Intelligence: Parameters for Change - Eric J. Cooper, Daniel U. Levine Considerations in Introducing Instructional Interventions - Daniel U. Levine, Rayna F. Levine Section 4. Special Concerns of Teaching for Intelligence Working With Kids Like Mario - Jonathan Kozol Challenging Preschool Education: Meeting the Intellectual Needs of All Children - Herbert P. Ginsburg Infusing Higher-Order Thinking Into Science and Language Arts - Joyce VanTassel-Baska A Practical Approach for Developing the Gifts and Talents of All Students - Joseph S. Renzulli Creating the Climate and Conditions for Children to Learn - James P. Comer About the Contributors Index