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Fostering Learner Independence: An Essential Guide for K-6 Educators (Hardback)
  • Fostering Learner Independence: An Essential Guide for K-6 Educators (Hardback)

Fostering Learner Independence: An Essential Guide for K-6 Educators (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 10/12/2008
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Learner Independence = student success! This resource examines the importance of supporting students to become independent learners, thinkers, and problem solvers. Educators will find essential information, checklists, and useful tips for helping students learn to work independently, establish strong work habits, problem-solve, and develop authentic personal independence to serve them throughout life. The authors provide reflective questions and encourage teachers to reflect on how they teach and learn in order to identify practices that most effectively foster student self-sufficiency. The bookaillustrates ways that teachers can nurture independence through: Assessment Classroom environmentDifferentiationEvaluationPlanning

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412966061
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 652 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 30 mm

"The authors have written a highly accessible book that could change not only the way teachers teach and students learn, but also contribute to the satisfaction that both teachers and students feel at the end of the day." -- Cynthia L. Wilson, Associate Professor of Teacher Education
"This book has challenged me as a teacher, and I believe others will become better teachers with this book." -- Renee Peoples, Fourth-Grade Teacher
"Teachers and administrators will find this book valuable. It has a strong theory and research base along with concrete examples from many classrooms." -- Marilyn Duncan, Literacy Consultant
"The authors have spent years thinking and writing about the conditions necessary to design, implement, and reflect upon for teachers to be intentional in our work and what independence means for our students. Their book acts as a personal coach for any teaching wanting to increase the rigor of their classroom, establish a classroom of independence, manage their own planning time productively, increase parent support, and truly increase student achievement." -- Dawn Christiana, Teacher, Literacy Consultant
"This excellent book covers all aspects of what teachers can do with their students to help them develop as independent learners." -- Linda Lee and Mary Haymond, Multi-age Classroom Teachers
"This one will be dog-eared, highlighted intensely, and readily accessible on the corner of my desk. However, in the spirit of this book's call for independent thinking, don't take my word for it. Read and judge for yourself. You won't be disappointed." -- Rick Wormeli, Columnist

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