Fifty Strategies to Boost Cognitive Engagement: Creating a Thinking Culture in the Classroom (50 Teaching Strategies to Support

Fifty Strategies to Boost Cognitive Engagement: Creating a Thinking Culture in the Classroom (50 Teaching Strategies to Support

Transform your classroom culture from one of passive knowledge consumption to one of active learning and student engagement. In this well-researched book, author Rebecca Stobaugh shares how to build a culture of thinking that emphasizes essential 21st century skills — from critical thinking and problem-solving to teamwork and creativity. Gain 50 teacher-tested instructional strategies for nurturing students’ cognitive abilities, and utilize the book’s Take Action activities to help you put the student engagement strategies to work in your classroom.Use these teaching strategies to foster student engagement and cognitive skills:Gain an understanding of the concepts of critical thinking and cognitive engagement, as well as the relationship between the two.Study Bloom’s revised taxonomy, the cognitive processes associated with its various levels, and how they relate to cognitive engagement in the classroom.Access 50 strategies for use in the classroom that will encourage the cognitive development of students and grow their critical thinking skills.Learn about three important aspects for sustaining classroom engagement — movement, collaboration, and media literacy — and how these connect with the 50 strategies. Utilize effective teaching strategies and new knowledge of critical thinking and cognitive skills to build a thinking culture in the classroom.Contents:IntroductionChapter 1: Understanding Cognitive Engagement and the Thinking-Based ClassroomChapter 2: Applying a Taxonomy to the Thinking in Your ClassroomChapter 3: Developing Critical Thinking Skills and Fostering EngagementChapter 4: Implementing Strategies for Understand-Level ContentChapter 5: Implementing Strategies for Analyze-Level ContentChapter 6: Implementing Strategies for Evaluate-Level ContentChapter 7: Implementing Strategies for Create-Level ContentChapter 8: Cementing a Culture of Thinking


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“At last, a well-organized array of practical strategies to promote higher-level thinking every day, every time, by every teacher ready for the challenge of deeper 21st century learning!”

Jim Bellanca, president, Illinois Consortium for 21st Century Schools

“Educators are always seeking quality engagement and thinking approaches to prepare students for a complex world that needs them to go far beyond passively receiving information and filling in bubble sheets. In one handy resource, Rebecca Stobaugh provides oodles of practical, engaging instructional strategies that any teacher will appreciate. What a useful resource!”

Tammy Heflebower, author, A Teacher’s Guide to Standards-Based Learning

“Whether you need a creative idea to get out of a lesson-planning rut or you’re thinking through ways to differentiate, Rebecca Stobaugh’s book offers teachers concrete strategies to engage students in the real work of thinking.”

Sydney Chaffee, 2017 National Teacher of the Year, Codman Academy Charter Public School, Massachusetts

“We have been talking about thinking, thinking about thinking, and playing with thinking for decades. Finally, Rebecca Stobaugh does for teachers what we all want for our students. She walks carefully through doable strategies, while gradually increasing the levels of cognitive engagement and creative thinking that teachers can use to enhance a traditional classroom or engage in transitioning toward a more personalized, competency-based environment. She pairs strategies with Bloom’s taxonomy revised in such a way that acts as both a helpful primer and a gentle reminder of just what we should expect from students at each level.”

Sandra Dop, competency-based education consultant, Iowa –This text refers to the perfect edition.

About the Author

Rebecca Stobaugh is an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University, where she teaches assessment and unit-planning courses in the teacher education program. She also supervises first-year teachers and consults with school districts on critical thinking, instructional strategies, assessment, technology integration, and other topics. Previously, she served as a middle and high school teacher and a middle school principal.

Rebecca has authored several books, including Assessing Critical Thinking in Middle and High Schools, Assessing Critical Thinking in Elementary Schools, Real-World Learning Framework for Elementary Schools, Real-World Learning Framework for Secondary Schools, and Critical Thinking in the Classroom. Rebecca regularly serves on accreditation teams and writes grants to support K-12 professional development. She is the executive director and former president of Kentucky ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development). Rebecca received the 2004 Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award from the Kentucky Council for the Social Studies.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown College, a master’s degree from the University of Kentucky, and a doctorate in K-12 education leadership from the University of Louisville.

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