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Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding, Elementary: Harnessing Natural Curiosity for Learning that Transfers

by Julie Stern, Nathalie Lauriault and Krista Ferraro Corwin Press
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Pbk 208 pages
AU$73.00 NZ$75.65
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An elementary book for teachers, helping them to learn why conceptual learning is a natural fit for young minds, strategies for introducing children to conceptual learning, instructional strategies to help students uncover and transfer concepts, and much, much more.


Teachers will learn:

    • Why conceptual learning is a natural fit for young minds

    • Strategies for introducing children to conceptual learning

    • Instructional strategies to help students uncover and transfer concepts

    • How to write concept-based lessons

    • How to assess for conceptual understanding

    • How to differentiate in a concept-based classroom

    • How CBCI aligns with other current best practices and initiatives (like PBL, CCSS, etc.)


About the Authors
Introduction: Why is Concept-Based Curriculum Critical for the 21st Century?
Chapter 1: What Are the Essential Elements of Concept-Based Curriculum Design?
Chapter 2: How Do I Set Up My Classroom for Deep, Conceptual Learning?
Chapter 3: What Are the Building Blocks of Concept-Based Instruction?
Chapter 4: What Additional Tools Can We Use to Design Lessons?
Chapter 5: How do we Design Assessments for Conceptual Understanding?
Chapter 6: How Can We Work Toward Equity in a Concept-Based Classroom?
Chapter 7: How Can Conceptual Understanding Help to Preserve a Love of Learning Beyond Childhood?
Conclusion: Imagine What School Could Be.GǪ

"This is the book that teachers who have been trying to implement concept-based teaching and learning have been waiting for. The research-based lesson frameworks create a clear and doable plan for teachers at any grade or content level. This book is a must for any instructional coach or curriculum writer."