Embrace challenge and celebrate Eureka! Challenge makes learning more interesting. That's one of the reasons to encourage your students to dive into the learning pit-a state of cognitive conflict that forces students to think more deeply, critically, and strategically until they discover their "eureka" moment. Nottingham, an internationally known author and consultant, will show you how to promote challenge, dialogue, and a growth mindset through: *Practical strategies that guide students through the four stages of the Learning Challenge *Engaging lesson plan ideas and classroom activities *Inspiring examples from Learning Challenges across the world
James Nottingham is the founder of Challenging Learning, a company based in the UK, Australia and Scandinavia. His passion is in transforming the most up-to-date research into strategies that really work in the classroom. He has been described by the Swedish Teaching Union as "one of the most talked about names in the world of school development." Before training to be a teacher, James worked on a pig farm, in the chemical industry, for the American Red Cross and as a sports coach in a school for deaf children. At university, he gained a first class honours degree in education. He then worked as a teacher and leader in primary and secondary schools in the UK before co-founding an award-winning, multi-million pound social regeneration project supporting schools and businesses across the UK. In 2009, James was listed among the Future 500 - a "definitive list of the UK's most forward-thinking and brightest innovators."
Foreword by John Hattie Preface Chapter 1: Introduction to the Learning Challenge Chapter 2: The Learning Challenge in Practice Chapter 3: The Learning Challenge Culture Chapter 4: Concepts Chapter 5: Cognitive Conflict Chapter 6: Construct Meaning Chapter 7: Consider Your Learning Chapter 8: Mindset Matters Chapter 9: Links and Perspectives Chapter 10: The Learning Challenge in Action Appendix References Index of Concepts Index