THE BOOK

Teaching for Intellectual and Emotional Learning (TIEL): A Model for Creating Powerful Curriculum by Christy Folsom

Published by Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009

Responsibility, compassion, and self-direction are the kind of balanced, common sense characteristics that both teachers and students should develop. Yet, in an environment of high stakes testing, common sense and educational balance are often lost amidst constant test preparation. Teaching for Intellectual and Emotional Learning (TIEL): A Model for Creating Powerful Curriculum will help teachers and teacher educators meet their goals of creating motivating, engaging learning experiences while focusing on mastery of basic skills and content knowledge as well as intellectual and social-emotional development.

Sharing the experiences of real teachers who changed their teaching and helped their students understand their learning and develop skills of self-direction and collaboration, this book introduces a powerful visual model that helps teachers develop curriculum that meets and exceeds the standards. New ways of planning lessons and developing project-based units that focus on developing thinking skills and social-emotional learning are presented. The TIEL model makes the fundamental intellectual and social-emotional processes that underlie effective teaching and learning accessible to teacher educators, teachers, students in gifted, special, and general education.

Table of Contents

Introduction • Codification • Codification of Thinking and Social-Emotional Processes • What Is TIEL? • Consciousness of Thinking and Social-Emotional Processes • Teacher and Student Understanding • Communication • Communication of Thinking and Social-Emotional Processes • Challenges of Classroom Context • Teaching Self-Organization Skills • Students Becoming Teachers • Curriculum • Courage to Teach Self-Organization Skills • Freedom from the Fear Factor • Creating Complex Projects • Transformations in Thinking • Connections • Theory and Thinking • Connections and Application • Conclusion