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Hot skills : developing higher-order thinking in young learners

Author: Steffen Saifer
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Young learners are capable of a great deal of higher-order thinking, yet too many teaching and learning activities require students to use only lower-order thinking. HOT Skills breaks down theory  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Saifer, Steffen, 1951-
Hot skills.
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018011424
(OCoLC)1030446220
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steffen Saifer
ISBN: 9781605545578 1605545570
OCLC Number: 1044756837
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Thinking about thinking --
Types of thinking skills: the tools in our head --
Lower-order thinking (lot) skills: functional...if not always fun --
Middle-order thinking (mot) skills: the logical path to wisdom --
Higher-order thinking (hot) skills: turning notes into music --
Critical-thinking skills: more than meets the eye --
Creative-thinking skills: he sky's the limit --
Key thinking processes --
Choose/make decisions --
Solve problems --
Plan/strategize --
Analyze --
The importance and function of hot skills; more innovation, less imitation --
Learning to think, thinking to learn --
Guiding principles for hot teaching and learning: rigor and joy --
Hot strategies for hot teaching: serious fun --
Cooperative, collaborative, and social learning --
Hot themes --
Projects and investigations: inquiry in action --
Materials that matter --
Play: from playing with props to playing with ideas --
Thinking games --
Case studies --
Mental flossers --
Role plays and sketches --
Hot techniques for hot teaching: intentional and playful --
Choices --
Scaffolds for higher-order thinking --
Cues --
Modeling/demonstrating --
Idioms and aphorisms --
Analogies, similes, and metaphors --
Hot questions: "roses and thorns" --
Sparks --
"Heating" an activity --
Teaching reading and writing using higher-order thinking: yearning to learn --
References --
Index --
Table of figures.
Responsibility: Steffen Saifer, EdD.

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"HOT Skillsprovides numerous strategies for promoting higher-order thinking across the curriculum. You can easily modify the strategies to meet varying learning abilities, styles, and intelligences." Read more...

 
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