"Within this robust collection, the reader is soon privy to a noble and notable vision of schooling in which mindfulness permeates the metaphorical walls of the school and all of its structural components: the curriculum, the instruction, and the reflective practices of those immersed in the vision."
—From the Foreword by Robin Fogarty
"What is the next best thing to having the opportunity to be in one of Art Costa's presentations? It is clearly the opportunity to read and reread his work. He has a knack for making the theoretical understandable and the practical 'practice-able.'"
—Bena Kallick, Educational Consultant
"Art Costa has done more than anyone I can think of to advance the practical cause of more thoughtful education."
—David Perkins, Professor of Education
Create a culture where the process of thinking is the content of instruction!
This unique guide reflects the author's best and most recent research, theory, and practice for the teaching of thinking. Arthur L. Costa explains why educators need to integrate explicit thinking instruction into daily lessons, illustrates what the instruction of thinking looks like in the classroom, and identifies the curricular changes that can have the most positive impact. The text also examines:
- Curriculum mapping efforts that support the teaching of thinking
- Specific teaching behaviors that foster students' thinking processes
- Cognitive coaching that encourages a high level of performance
- Metacognitive mediations that connect immediate lessons to lifelong learning
Click here to view Arthur L. Costa's presentation at California Lutheran University on October 7, 2010.