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Schools for All Kinds of Minds
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FOREWORD: AMERICA NEEDS ALL KINDS OF MINDS VII ACKNOWLEDGMENTS XI ABOUT THE AUTHORS XIV INTRODUCTION: AN ENDURING DILEMMA XVII 1 UNDERSTANDING LEARNING AS THE CORE BUSINESS OF SCHOOLS 1 2 BRINGING THE SCIENCE OF LEARNING INTO THE CLASSROOM 17 3 KEY INGREDIENTS OF LEARNING 33 4 DIGGING DEEPER: KNOWING STUDENTS AS LEARNERS 65 5 BUILDING ON STUDENT ASSETS 93 6 LOOKING DEEPER: A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON BEHAVIOR 115 7 BOOSTING WRITING ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH THE SCIENCE OF LEARNING 139 8 GETTING STARTED: CREATING SCHOOLS FOR ALL KINDS OF MINDS 183 APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS 215 APPENDIX B: ALL KINDS OF MINDS SCHOOLS OF DISTINCTION 221 APPENDIX C: THE EFFECTS OF THE SCHOOLS ATTUNED PROGRAM: A SNAPSHOT OF RESEARCH RESULTS 229 APPENDIX D: PROGRAMS FROM ALL KINDS OF MINDS 235 APPENDIX E: ALL KINDS OF MINDS WEB SITE RESOURCES 239 NOTES 241 INDEX 253

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THE AUTHORS MARY-DEAN BARRINGER is CEO of All Kinds of Minds, a nonprofit organization that translates the latest research from neuroscience and other disciplines on how children learn into a powerful framework for educators. She was a founding board member of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and then served as vice president of Outreach and Mobilization for that non-profit education organization from 1990 to 2000. CRAIG POHLMAN, PH.D., is the director of Mind Matters at Southeast Psych, a learning assessment and consulta-tion program in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the author of Revealing Minds and How Can My Kid Succeed in School?, both from Jossey-Bass. MICHELE ROBINSON has worked with All Kinds of Minds in various capacities developing program curricula, training facilitators, supporting research, and translating the knowledge base. She has personally taught thousands of educators the All Kinds of Minds approach.

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