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The Resource Awakening genius in the classroom, Thomas Armstrong

Awakening genius in the classroom, Thomas Armstrong

Label
Awakening genius in the classroom
Title
Awakening genius in the classroom
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Armstrong
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Every student is a genius," declares author Thomas Armstrong, and an educator's most important job is to discover and nurture the "genius qualities" that all students were born with but that may no longer be obvious. Urging readers to look beyond traditional understandings of what constitutes genius, Armstrong describes 12 such qualities: curiosity, playfulness, imagination, creativity, wonder, wisdom, inventiveness, vitality, sensitivity, flexibility, humor, and joy. He cites research in various fields that supports this broader understanding of genius and explains how influences in the home, the popular media, and the school itself "shut down" the genius in students. Combining thoughtful insights and practical information, Armstrong offers guiding principles to help educators awaken genius in the classroom--beginning with awakening the genius in themselves. Readers will find dozens of suggested activities and helpful resources to provide "genius experiences" and create a "genial climate" in the classroom. In addition, suggestions for further study at the end of each section provide starting points for personal and professional reflection and growth. As it celebrates the potential brainpower waiting to be unlocked in classrooms everywhere, Awakening Genius in the Classroom inspires educators to look at their students from a different perspective and to reinvigorate their teaching with a new sense of excitement and possibility. The result, Armstrong concludes, could extend far beyond the classroom and transform not only our schools, but the entire world
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Armstrong, Thomas
Dewey number
370.15/23
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Learning, Psychology of
  • Motivation in education
  • Motivation (Psychology) in children
  • Cognitive styles
Label
Awakening genius in the classroom, Thomas Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 72-80)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Every student is a genius. The 12 qualities of genius : curiosity, playfulness, imagination, creativity, wonder, wisdom, inventiveness, vitality, sensitivity, flexibility, humor, joy. Theoretical foundations : neurological basis, evolutionary basis, biographical basis, phenomenological basis. For further study -- The genius shuts down. The role of the home : emotional dysfunction, poverty, fast-track, lifestyles, rigid ideologies. The role of the school : testing and grading, labeling and tracking, textbooks and worksheet learning
Control code
ocm45885603
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 81 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780871205278
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45885603
Label
Awakening genius in the classroom, Thomas Armstrong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 72-80)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Every student is a genius. The 12 qualities of genius : curiosity, playfulness, imagination, creativity, wonder, wisdom, inventiveness, vitality, sensitivity, flexibility, humor, joy. Theoretical foundations : neurological basis, evolutionary basis, biographical basis, phenomenological basis. For further study -- The genius shuts down. The role of the home : emotional dysfunction, poverty, fast-track, lifestyles, rigid ideologies. The role of the school : testing and grading, labeling and tracking, textbooks and worksheet learning
Control code
ocm45885603
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 81 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780871205278
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45885603

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