ACEL Books of the Week

School and the Magic of Children
School and the Magic of Children
School and the Magic of Children

Greg Bottrill

In this book, I share with you an alternative to the ‘school’ of today. A way of creating the conditions for you to go on an adventure with children. Education should not be a predetermined journey with map already drawn, with no ability to leave the path or pause. It should be a co-adventure.

This co-adventure can only take place when we take the first step into the unknown. This can feel daunting and can open us up to questions and uncertainty. However, once we do take that first step, an adventure lies ahead like no other – an adventure so magical that it can and will change everything. And the reason that this adventure is so special is that it will take you into the very soul of children and of yourself.

In these pages, I offer you an invitation. It comes from my head and heart to speak to yours. It is not didactic. It is a way to create the conditions for the magic of children to thrive.

232 Pages | Pbk | Published May 2020
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The Power of Making Thinking Visible
The Power of Making Thinking Visible
The Power of Making Thinking Visible :
Practices to Engage and Empower Learners

Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church

The long-awaited follow-up to Making Thinking Visible, provides new thinking routines, original research, and unique global case studies

Visible Thinking—a research-based approach developed at Harvard’s Project Zero – prompts and promotes students’ thinking. This approach has been shown to positively impact student engagement, learning, and development as thinkers. Visible Thinking involves using thinking routines, documentation, and effective questioning and listening techniques to enhance learning and collaboration in any learning environment. The Power of Making Thinking Visible explains how educators can effectively use thinking routines and other tools to engage and empower students as learners and transform classrooms into places of deep learning.

Building on the success of the bestselling Making Thinking Visible, this highly-anticipated new book expands the work of the original by providing 18 new thinking routines based on new research and work with teachers and students around the world. Original content explains how to use thinking routines to maximum effect in the classroom, engage students exploration of big ideas, link thinking routines to formative assessment, and more. Providing new research, new global case studies, and new practices, this book:

* Focuses on the power that thinking routines can bring to learning
* Provides practical insights on using thinking routines to facilitate student engagement
* Highlights the most effective techniques for using thinking routines in the classroom
* Identifies the skillsets and mindsets needed to truly make thinking visible
* Features actionable classroom strategies that can be applied across grade levels and content areas

Written by researchers from Harvard’s Project Zero, The Power of Making Thinking Visible: Using Routines to Engage and Empower Learners is an indispensable resource for K-12 educators and curriculum designers, higher education instructional designers and educators, and professional learning course developers.

272 Pages | Pbk | Published June 2020
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Making Thinking Visible 2PK Collection
Making Thinking Visible 2PK Collection
Making Thinking Visible 2PK Collection :
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Making Thinking Visible

The Power of Making Thinking Visible: Practices to Engage and Empower All Learners

Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church

The long-awaited follow-up to Making Thinking Visible, provides new thinking routines, original research, and unique global case studies

Visible Thinking—a research-based approach developed at Harvard’s Project Zero – prompts and promotes students’ thinking. This approach has been shown to positively impact student engagement, learning, and development as thinkers. Visible Thinking involves using thinking routines, documentation, and effective questioning and listening techniques to enhance learning and collaboration in any learning environment. The Power of Making Thinking Visible explains how educators can effectively use thinking routines and other tools to engage and empower students as learners and transform classrooms into places of deep learning.

Building on the success of the bestselling Making Thinking Visible, this highly-anticipated new book expands the work of the original by providing 18 new thinking routines based on new research and work with teachers and students around the world. Original content explains how to use thinking routines to maximum effect in the classroom, engage students exploration of big ideas, link thinking routines to formative assessment, and more. Providing new research, new global case studies, and new practices, this book:

* Focuses on the power that thinking routines can bring to learning
* Provides practical insights on using thinking routines to facilitate student engagement
* Highlights the most effective techniques for using thinking routines in the classroom
* Identifies the skillsets and mindsets needed to truly make thinking visible
* Features actionable classroom strategies that can be applied across grade levels and content areas

Written by researchers from Harvard’s Project Zero, The Power of Making Thinking Visible: Using Routines to Engage and Empower Learners is an indispensable resource for K-12 educators and curriculum designers, higher education instructional designers and educators, and professional learning course developers.

Making Thinking Visible:
How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners

Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church

A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines?small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps?as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon.

* Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion
* Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas
* Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies
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Challenging Learning through Questioning
Challenging Learning through Questioning
Challenging Learning Through Questioning :
Facilitating the Process of Effective Learning

Martin Renton

Better questioning for better learning

Questioning is a process that sparks discussion and encourages deeper thinking. Effective questioning builds on students’ natural curiosity, moving them out of their comfort zone and into the learning zone in a purposeful, accessible way. It also models the process of good thinking and fosters a culture of high expectations.

Like any skill, questioning takes practice. With this insightful guide, you’ll reframe your thinking and fine-tune the three essential questioning skills—know your intent, plan your responses, and stay purposefully silent—to elicit noticeably improved responses from students. Features include

· Questioning sequences that work in any discipline

· Techniques for deepening learning through questioning

· Organizational strategies for pair, small-group, and whole-class dialogues

· Best practices for balancing questioning, thinking tools, and strategic silences

· Exercises, activities, and review and reflection sections

High-quality questioning supports a culture in which students are not only challenged, but expect to be challenged, and where they flourish intellectually. Through your questioning, you’ll give them the tools they need to become thoughtful, confident, and independent learners.

224 Pages | Pbk | Published May 2020
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Mindful School Communities
Mindful School Communities
Mindful School Communities: The Five Cs of Nurturing Heart Centered Learning

Yvette Jackson, Dr. Michele Rivers Murphy, Dr. Christine Mason

Schools that are compassionate, caring and community centred create healthier, more successful students. As such, in Mindful School Communities: The Five Cs of Nurturing Heart Centered Learning, authors Christine Mason, Michele M. Rivers Murphy and Yvette Jackson offer an in-depth guide to the five Cs – (1) consciousness, (2) compassion, (3) confidence, (4) courage and (5) community – built on a wealth of research, including an original, tested tool that assesses a school’s efforts toward compassionate action.

With this book, F–12 teachers and school leaders will:

* benefit from exercises that infuse social-emotional learning into the academic curriculum across subjects and grade levels

* discover historical examples of consciousness, compassion, confidence, courage and community, with ideas for incorporating them into classwork

* become familiar with different ways educators have implemented Heart Centered Learning in their schools and classrooms

* work with numerous exercises, activities, strategies and mindsets that mix vulnerability and strength to ameliorate trauma

* learn ways to assess the five Cs factors, including the research-based S-CCATE, to provide evidence for what might seem unquantifiable.

232 Pages | Pbk | Published May 2020
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The Trainer Toolkit
The Trainer Toolkit
The Trainer Toolkit :
A Guide to Delivering Training in Schools

Alison Borthwick, Paul Ellis, Mark Winterbottom

A practical toolkit for educational professionals working in the continuing professional development of teachers.

This book is for anyone delivering training and cascading learning in schools, regardless of phase, age or subject. It gives you the tools to become a fantastic trainer, and to think about how to measure and evaluate your impact.

Contains 50 tried and tested training ideas, reflection activities, anecdotes, tips and lists to help you become the best trainer you can be.

168 Pages | Pbk | Published May 2020
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