➭ Teaching How to Learn in a What-To-Learn Culture Read ➵ Author Kathleen R. Hopkins – Terrapin-info.co.uk

Teaching How to Learn in a What-To-Learn Culture Practical Ideas For Teaching Students The Skills They Need To Really LearnThis Vital Teachers Resource Answers Such Questions As Can Intelligence Be Developed Do Teacher Expectations Shape Student Learning How Can I Make Learning Stick For My Students Drawing From Theory And Research In Learning, This Book Offers Clear, Practical Guidance Along With Inspirational Ideas To Show How Teachers Can Enable Students To Gain Both The Cognitive Competence And Confidence Needed To Succeed AcademicallyOffers Techniques For Students To Develop Their Reading, Writing, And Math Abilities Provides Suggestions For Helping Students Build Perseverance And Diligent Work Habits Helps Cultivate Students Reasoning Skills For Problem Solving Includes Ideas For Teachers To Improve Their Students Verbal And Written Skills The Book Applies To Any And All Learners, Including Special Needs Students, And Is Richly Illustrated With Stories, Activities, And Examples From Across The Curricula


10 thoughts on “Teaching How to Learn in a What-To-Learn Culture

  1. says:

    This was not very good This book has very little content related to the title If it had, perhaps it would have been a better book For anyone who does not teach 5 year olds, this book will not really help you become a better teacher, unless you are already so bad at being a teacher you have never heard the point of being a teacher is not just getting kids ready for standardized testing does anyone truly not know that This book is filled with a lot of fluff meaningless digressions, unrela This was not very good This book has very little content related to the title If it had, perhaps it would have been a better book For anyone who does not teach 5 year olds, this book will not really help you become a better teacher, unless you are already so bad at being a teacher you have never heard the point of being a teacher is not just getting kids ready for standardized testing does anyone truly not know that This book is filled with a lot of fluff meaningless digressions, unrelated fables, personal character reminiscences, and lots of empty pages Actually, those may be the best parts of the book Had I read this as a beginner teacher, perhaps its unbridled and haphazard enthusiasm may have been helpful However, reading this at the end of 9 years in the classroom, I walk away from it having gained nothing of substance Hopkins intimates a connection to classical education but goes nowhere substantial and always dallies the notion of skylights as if to maintain our enthusiasm or distract us from the stultifying absence of content Skylights seem to medetrimental to learning than beneficial here, student, see the sky It s out there, but you can t get there all you can do is look at it from in here If there is no fourth story of learning thinking, what, then, does the skylight actually show us Chaos The Void Freedom But what is genuine freedom Hopkins never tells us Her chapter on getting away from memory is a fine example of the inconsistent vapidity of the entire work Her lack of sincerity sure, memorizing facts and figures is important is evident to everyone including herself, making us wonder why we should believe anything else in the book Since she never explicitly details what teaching how to learn actually is, we are left with the uncertain feeling it is a combination of go for specifics and don t dumb down your lessons to how ignorant you think the kids are Again, what real teacher didn t already know those Why was this book written I don t know the answers to those questions


  2. says:

    I heard Kathleen Ricards Hopkins at the LDA International Conference in Jacksonville, Florida in 2011 Dr Hopkins impressed me with her love for teaching and teachers She understood the nature of teaching and learning She presents a living fluid concept of intelligence Her book is research based and easy to read.


  3. says:

    This book was recommended by the director of our homeschool group that is part of a private school Although geared to the school setting, many of her points and ideas are very applicable to the home school teacher and classroom Definitely expanded my mind as a teacher and reaffirmed my teaching techniques and beliefs Purchased nook version which was expensive.


  4. says:

    I absolutely love Dr Hopkins I have attended various trainings and conferences led by her She has greatly influenced my thinking and teaching style Her book should be a must read for all teachers


  5. says:

    I loved this book right from the title Just that says so much This needs to beof what we focus on in education, especially in a world where access to content what is so easy and readily available Unfortunately, this way of thinking is the exception rather than the rule..


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