Fifty Strategies to Boost Cognitive Engagement: Creating a Thinking Culture in the Classroom (50 Teaching Strategies to Support Cognitive Development) (Paperback)
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.
Chapter 1: Understanding Cognitive Engagement and the Thinking-Based Classroom
Chapter 2: Applying a Taxonomy to the Thinking in Your Classroom
Chapter 3: Developing Critical Thinking Skills and Fostering Engagement
Chapter 4: Implementing Strategies for Understand-Level Content
Chapter 5: Implementing Strategies for Analyze-Level Content
Chapter 6: Implementing Strategies for Evaluate-Level Content
Chapter 7: Implementing Strategies for Create-Level Content
Chapter 8: Cementing a Culture of Thinking