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"Tools" has enabled me to keep learning in the classroom active, alive, and fun. It is organized for easy access and filled with wonderful strategies, so that I’m never at a loss for how to keep my students motivated and thinking deeply.
—Kathy Golden, 8th Grade Science Teacher, West Magnet School, Lagrange, GA
Activating Prior Knowledge, Improving Writing, Assessing Student Performances, Building Students’ Notemaking Skills, and Promoting Cooperation are just a few of the section titles that speak directly to the learning needs of my students. In fact, there isn’t a section in this book that doesn’t address the learning needs of my students.
—Sherry Gibbon, Social Studies Department Chair and Teacher, Penn Yan Central School, Penn Yan, NY
Reach all students to raise achievement.
An intriguing and quite original attempt to integrate Jung’s classical individual types with the theory of multiple intelligences that I’ve developed. From now on, when I’m asked about the relationship between multiple intelligences and individual types of learning, I’ll refer people to this generative volume.
—Howard Gardner, Director, Project Zero, Harvard University
The hallmark of Harvey Silver and Richard Strong’s staff development work covering decades and literally every state in the Union has been their ability to bring research and theory to life in creative and thought-provoking ways. Now the same energy and expertise are available in this new book. I found it not only informative but inspiring. I recommend it to all educators.
—Robert J. Marzano, Senior Fellow, Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)
Rigor, thought, diversity, authenticity: The only four standards that matter
Finally, a book that helps educators put the standards movement to work instead of the other way around. This book is packed with sound advice and practical ideas for making sense of education standards. This book cuts across grade levels, disciplines, and abilities.
—James L. Collins, PhD, State University of New York (Buffalo)
This book is a breath of fresh air, both progressive and traditional in the same breath . . . This book will influence my presentations as well as my thinking.
—Bena Kallick, PhD, Educational Consultant and Director of Technology Pathways