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Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success by Robert J. Sternberg

Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success


Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success by Robert J. Sternberg

'This is a blockbuster of a book. It allows teachers to follow standards, but provides space for them to develop students' wisdom, intelligence, and creativity (and of course success). Both teachers and students will come to understand themselves and their values better.' -William E. Doll, Jr., Professor Emeritus Louisiana State University The essential guide for teaching beyond the test! Students with strong higher-order thinking skills are more likely to become successful, lifelong learners. Based on extensive, collaborative research by leading authorities in the field, this book shows how to implement teaching and learning strategies that nurture intelligence, creativity, and wisdom. This practical teaching manual offers an overview of the WICS model-Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, Synthesized-which helps teachers foster students' capacities for effective learning and problem solving. Teachers will find examples for language arts, history, mathematics, and science in Grades K-12, as well as: - Hands-on strategies for enhancing students' memory, analytical, creative, and practical skills - Guidelines on teaching and assessing for successful intelligence - Details on how to apply the model in the classroom - Teacher reflection sections, suggested readings, and sample planning checklists Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success is ideal for educators seeking to broaden their teaching repertoire as they expand the skills and abilities of students at all levels.


This book presents a model to help teachers teach content while teaching important skills that make the content meaningful. The authors explain and give examples of how to apply their model and explicitly make connections to assessment and state standards. Using this model will enrich the education of students and fill the enormous gap created by high-stakes tests and the accountability movement. -- Alcione N. Ostorga, Assistant Professor This is a blockbuster of a book. It allows teachers to follow standards, but provides space for them to develop students
wisdom, intelligence, and creativity (and of course success)

. Teachers will be free to teach without being limited to textbook formats. Both teachers and students will come to understand themselves and their values better. -- William E. Doll, Jr., Professor Emeritus Offers a great opportunity for teachers to reflect on their practice in a constructive way. The book serves well as a schoolwide professional development initiative in learning communities and offers opportunities for teachers to tweak their instruction for better understanding and meaningful learning. -- Susan Leeds, Science Curriculum Leader This book encourages teachers to go beyond traditional instruction designed for narrow kinds of thinking and testing. -- Sharon Kane, Professor The variety and quantity of practical examples can be quickly converted to classroom use. -- Phyllis Milne, Associate Director of Curriculum and Student Achievement Offers explicitly practical strategies for fine-tuning and balancing instruction and assessment. The strategies help assess wise thinking skills and creative thinking skills and match assessment of achievement to broad teaching. -- Jim Morrison, Coordinator of Curriculum Development Interesting insights into the planning of teaching strategies with some fresh new ideas. Takes Tyler, Taba, Eisner, and Joyce to a new level. -- Daniel Elliott, Professor

About the Author

Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. He was most recently President and Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Wyoming. Before that, he was Provost and Senior Vice President at Oklahoma State University as well as Regents Professor of Psychology and Education and George Kaiser Family Foundation Professor of Ethical Leadership. He was previously Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, where he was also professor of psychology and education. Prior to that, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education and Professor of Management at Yale University. Sternberg received his Ph.D. from Stanford and is the recipient of 13 honorary doctorates. In addition, he has won more than two dozen awards for his work. He is a former president of the American Psychological Association and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He is the author of roughly 1,500 books, articles, and book chapters. Elena Grigorenko is associate professor of child studies and psychology at Yale University and associate professor of psychology at Moscow State University. Grigorenko has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books. She has received many professional awards, and her research has been funded by various federal and private organizations. Grigorenko has worked with children from around the world, including those living in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

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Publication date

8th January 2009


Robert J. Sternberg

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SAGE Publications Inc


192 pages


Teaching skills & techniques



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