These are turbulent times. We live in a climate of vigorous testing and memorization, so how can we both engage and challenge our children to learn and become thinking citizens in our society? In her invaluable new book, Selma Wassermann takes a step forward from Louis Rath's seminal work and gives us some truly helpful answers to this modern dilemma. Using new data from her extensive field work, Wassermann (a co-author of ""Teaching for Thinking, Second Edition"") provides a wealth of innovative classroom strategies that will enable and empower students to grasp the 'big ideas' across virtually all curriculum areas and apply this knowledge to problem solving.
Selma Wassermann is Professor Emerita in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Her books include Serious Players in the Primary Classroom, The New Teaching Elementary Science, Teaching for Thinking, and This Teaching Life.