Habits of the Creative Mind

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Author: Richard E. Miller,Ann Jurecic

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319030459

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Habits of the Creative Mind is not another textbook. Instead, Habits of the Creative Mind is a series of guideposts taking your students off the beaten path of five paragraph essays and rote responses. Portable and flexibly arranged, it works beautifully alone or as a supplement to other materials. In this refreshingly conversational volume, your students will learn to trust and refine their own thinking and improve their writing—at all skill levels. They will have access to Richard E. Miller’s and Ann Jurecic’s much acclaimed, truly unique approach to posing and exploring questions, and facing complexity—in which there are no limits to how far a student may go with his or her thinking and writing. Instantly accessible and instantly flexible, all your students need to do is dive in anywhere in the book and be ready to try something new. And throughout, they will benefit from innovative, manageable exercises—which may be completed in any order—to help them along the way. In the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing, the Council for Writing Program Administrators, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Writing Project all affirm the need to shift the emphasis in writing instruction to habits of mind. This book answers that call—and gives your students the tools they need to rise to the occasion.

Wired to Create

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

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Author: Scott Barry Kaufman,Carolyn Gregoire

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698191250

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Discover the ten things highly creative people do differently. Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity? Based on psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman’s groundbreaking research and Carolyn Gregoire’s popular article in the Huffington Post, Wired to Create offers a glimpse inside the “messy minds” of highly creative people. Revealing the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology, along with engaging examples of artists and innovators throughout history, the book shines a light on the practices and habits of mind that promote creative thinking. Kaufman and Gregoire untangle a series of paradoxes— like mindfulness and daydreaming, seriousness and play, openness and sensitivity, and solitude and collaboration – to show that it is by embracing our own contradictions that we are able to tap into our deepest creativity. Each chapter explores one of the ten attributes and habits of highly creative people: Imaginative Play * Passion * Daydreaming * Solitude * Intuition * Openness to Experience * Mindfulness * Sensitivity * Turning Adversity into Advantage * Thinking Differently With insights from the work and lives of Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Marcel Proust, David Foster Wallace, Thomas Edison, Josephine Baker, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, musician Thom Yorke, chess champion Josh Waitzkin, video-game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, and many other creative luminaries, Wired to Create helps us better understand creativity – and shows us how to enrich this essential aspect of our lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum

Practical and Creative Strategies for Teachers

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Author: Arthur L. Costa,Bena Kallick

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416607633

Category: Education

Page: 237

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Distinguished educators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present this collection of stories by educators around the world who have successfully implemented the habits in their day-to-day teaching in K-12 classrooms. The collective wisdom and experience of these thoughtful practitioners provide readers with insight into the transdisciplinary nature of the 16 Habits of Mind--intelligent behaviors that lead to success in school and the larger world--as well as model lessons and suggestions for weaving the habits into daily instruction in language arts, music, physical education, social studies, math, foreign language, and other content areas. Readers will come to understand that, far from an "add-on" to the curriculum, the habits are an essential element for helping students at all grade levels successfully deal with the challenges they face in school and beyond. As in all their books on the Habits of Mind, Costa and Kallick have a broad and worthwhile goal in mind. As they say in the concluding chapter of this volume, "If we want a future that is much more thoughtful, vastly more cooperative, greatly more compassionate, and a whole lot more loving, then we have to invent it. That future is in our homes, schools, and classrooms today. The Habits of Mind are the tools we all can use to invent our desired vision of the future."

Courageous Vulnerability

Ethics and Knowledge in Proust, Bergson, Marcel, and James

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Author: Rosa Slegers

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004181881

Category: Philosophy

Page: 255

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This work develops the ethical attitude of courageous vulnerability through the integration of the phenomenon of involuntary memory in Marcel Proust's work and a variety of closely related themes taken from the philosophies of Henri Bergson, William James, and Gabriel Marcel.

Developing Habits of Mind in Secondary Schools

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Author: Karen Boyes,Graham C. Watts

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416608885

Category: Education

Page: 402

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Take educational outcomes way beyond facts and information with these tools for teaching students how to think and behave intelligently when they encounter problems and challenges. Karen Boyes, New Zealand author.

The Creative Mind

An Introduction to Metaphysics

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Author: Henri Bergson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119246

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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The Nobel Laureate discusses not only how and why he became a philosopher but also his conception of philosophy as a field distinct from science and literature.

Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität

Prinzipien für persönlichen und beruflichen Erfolg

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Author: Stephen R. Covey

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3956237641

Category: Self-Help

Page: 416

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"Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität" sind ein Klassiker und eines der einflussreichsten Bücher, die jemals geschrieben wurden. Seit der Erstveröffentlichung 1989 gehört es mit über 30 Millionen verkauften Exemplaren weltweit auch heute noch zu den wichtigsten Business-Bestsellern und hat auch nach fast 30 Jahren weder an Relevanz noch an Aktualität verloren. Das Buch liefert Prinzipien und überzeugende Konzepte zur Steigerung der persönlichen Effektivität, die Menschen und Organisationen weltweit bis heute positiv beeinflussen. Die zentrale Botschaft des Buches: Nicht angelernte Erfolgstechniken, sondern Charakter, Kompetenz und Vertrauen führen zu einem erfüllten und erfolgreichen Leben. Das gilt in unserer heutigen volatilen Lebens- und Arbeitswelt mehr denn je. Kenntnisreich und anhand von zahlreichen pointierten Anekdoten zeigt Covey Schritt für Schritt, wie wir Fairness, Integrität, Ehrlichkeit und menschliche Würde in unser Leben und Miteinander integrieren. Prinzipien, die uns angesichts immer drängenderer Veränderungen Sicherheit geben und zugleich die Weisheit und Kraft verleihen, die Chancen in der Veränderung zu sehen und zu ergreifen.

Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning

A Resource for More Purposeful, Effective, and Enjoyable College Teaching

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Author: James R. Davis,Bridget D. Arend

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228437

Category: Education

Page: 326

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For teachers in higher education who haven’t been able to catch up with developments in teaching and learning, James Davis and Bridget Arend offer an introduction that focuses on seven coherent and proven evidence-based strategies. The underlying rationale is to provide a framework to match teaching goals to distinct ways of learning, based on well-established theories of learning. The authors present approaches that readers can readily and safely experiment with to achieve desired learning outcomes, and build confidence in changing their methods of teaching. Research on learning clearly demonstrates that learning is not one thing, but many. The learning associated with developing a skill is different from the learning associated with understanding and remembering information, which in turn is different from thinking critically and creatively, solving problems, making decisions, or change paradigms in the light of evidence. Differing outcomes involve different ways of learning and teaching strategies. The authors provide the reader with a conceptual approach for selecting appropriate teaching strategies for different types of content, and for achieving specific learning objectives. They demonstrate through examples how a focused and purposeful selection of activities improves student performance, and in the process makes for a more effective and satisfying teaching experience. The core of the book presents a chapter on each of the seven ways of learning. Each chapter offers a full description of the process, illustrates its application with examples from different academic fields and types of institutions, clearly describes the teacher’s facilitation role, and covers assessment and online use. The seven ways of learning are: Behavioral Learning; Cognitive Learning; Learning through Inquiry; Learning with Mental Models; Learning through Groups and Teams; Learning through Virtual Realities; and Experiential Learning. Along the way, the authors provide the reader with a basis for evaluating other approaches to teaching and other learning methodologies so that she or he can confidently go beyond the “seven ways” to adapt or adopt further strategies. This is the ideal companion for teachers who are beginning to explore new ways of teaching, and want to do some serious independent thinking about learning. The book can also be used to prepare graduate students for teaching, and will be welcomed by centers for teaching and learning to help continuing faculty re-examine a particular aspect of their teaching.

Die kleinsten, stillsten Dinge

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Author: Sara Baume

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644000220

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Ein einsamer Mann Mitte fünfzig kommt ins Tierheim. Ray braucht einen Hund, wegen der Ratten in seinem Haus, und er sucht sich den traurigsten Köter von allen aus: Im Kampf mit einem Dachs hat Einauge den Kürzeren gezogen, daher sein Name. Er ist sehr schreckhaft, immer hungrig, und wenn andere Hunde in der Nähe sind, wird er aggressiv. Ray, der das von seinem Vater ererbte schäbige Haus an der See bisher kaum verlassen hat, findet in dem armen Kerl einen Gefährten und ein Spiegelbild. Frühmorgens unternehmen die beiden lange Strandspaziergänge – bis eines Tages eine Frau mit Hund ihren Weg kreuzt. Einauge fällt den Rivalen an, und das Unheil nimmt seinen Lauf. Bald darauf steht eine Polizistin vor der Tür. Ray wimmelt sie ab und flieht mit Einauge in seinem klapprigen Auto. So fahren die beiden, Menschen meidend, die irische Atlantikküste hinab, während es draußen immer kälter und das Geld immer weniger wird ... Eine traurige, eine herzzerreißende Geschichte, die Sara Baume in eine so klare wie schöne Sprache gehüllt hat. Ray und sein Hund bewegen sich durch ein wenig idyllisches Irland, Raffinerien, Parkplätze, Dreck – die Kunst der Autorin und ihre überragende Beobachtungsgabe machen aus dieser Flucht eine Reise voll dunkel strahlendem Glanz.

Hard Revolution

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Author: George Pelecanos

Publisher: ars vivendi Verlag

ISBN: 3869138297

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

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Washington, D. C., 1968: Der junge schwarze Polizist Derek Strange fährt bei der Metropolitan Police mit seinem weißen Partner Streife, während sich die Atmosphäre in der Stadt immer weiter aufheizt: die Bürgerrechtsbewegung und der Marsch der Armen, die traumatisierten Rückkehrer aus Vietnam, Sex, Soul, Drogen, Morde, Unruhen und Rassismus. Inmitten dieser explosiven Gemengelage entspinnt sich ein tödliches Drama: Drei Weiße planen einen Banküberfall und ermorden einen Schwarzen, auch Dereks Bruder Dennis wird umgebracht – und in Memphis wird ein Attentat auf Martin Luther King verübt. Für Derek Strange, seine Freunde und seine Feinde ist nichts wie zuvor. Wer ist gut, wer böse – und wem kann man noch vertrauen? Die alten Kategorien gelten nicht mehr, die Welt ist komplex geworden. Und die Revolution hat gerade erst begonnen ...

Wittenberg: An American College

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Author: William A. Kinnison

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145008141X

Category: Education

Page: 437

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"Half of all the colleges founded before the Civil War did not survive. Wittenberg did. This is the story of a college on the Ohio frontier that sought to Americanize millions of German immigrants and to Americanize the German Lutheran Church. In spite of that, Wittenberg was caught in the anti-foreign prejudice of “Nativists” who feared the influence of immigrants on American institutions. The school prospered after the Civil War as America embraced German culture from classical music to the Christmas tree. The school again faced prejudice in the anti-German furor of World War I. Simultaneously, this is the story of students and faculty coping with the pressures of a nation going from the poverty of the rural frontier to the wealth of an urban-industrial society and how they and Wittenberg changed."

Making Poetry Matter

International Research on Poetry Pedagogy

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Author: Sue Dymoke,Andrew Lambirth,Anthony Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441163530

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including: - Teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom - Digital poetry and multimodality - Resistance to poetry in Post-16 English Throughout, the internationally recognised contributors draw on case studies to ensure that the theory is clearly linked to classroom practice. They consider the teaching and learning challenges that poetry presents for those working with learners aged between 5 and 19 and explore these challenges with reference to reading; writing; speaking and listening and the transformative nature of poetry in different contexts.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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Author: Stephen R. Covey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743272455

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

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A leading management consultant outlines seven organizational rules for improving effectiveness and increasing productivity at work and at home.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Personal Workbook

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Author: Stephen R. Covey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847375170

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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Stephen Covey's THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE took the self-help market by storm in 1990 and has enjoyed phenomenal sales ever since. With over 15 million copies in print, the book has become a classic. Now a touchstone for millions of individuals, as well as for families and businesses, the integrated, principle-centered 7 Habits philosophy has helped readers find solutions to their personal and professional problems, and achieve a life characterized by fairness, integrity, honesty, and dignity. Covey's tried and true step-by-step approach can now be even more thoroughly explored in this new workbook. With the same clarity and assurance that Covey's readers have come to know and love, the workbook helps readers further understand, appreciate, and internalize the power of the 7 Habits. These engaging, in-depth exercises allow readers - both devotees and newcomers - to get their hands dirty as they develop a philosophy for success, set personal goals, and improve their relationships.

Opening the Mind's Eye

How Images and Language Teach Us How To See

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Author: Ian Robertson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429979825

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Ian Robertson has always been fascinated by how the mind makes images, for that awesome power directly and deeply affects our lives. All of us "visualize" the world differently, and how we do so dictates the way we feel, remember, and think--and therefore our health, memory, and creativity. In this lively, accessible and fascinating book, Robertson explains that most of us employ language as a basis for visualization. In effect, we think in words more than in images. The result is an imbalance between the logical and the intuitive, between imagery-based thought and language-based thought. Opening the Mind's Eye is both an enlightening and stimulating explanation of how we "see," and a compelling argument for extending the mind's powers to improve the quality of our lives. Like Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence, it combines insight and application.

The Power of Creativity (Book 1)

Learning How to Build Lasting Habits, Face Your Fears and Change Your Life

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Author: Bryan Collins

Publisher: Bryan Collins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 110

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100 Habits of Successful Publication Designers

Insider Secrets for Working Smart and Staying Creative

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Author: Laurel Saville

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1616736097

Category: Design

Page: 192

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The author polls a wide range of designers whose years of experience have helped them find not only the most creative solutions for their clients’ design needs, but also the most successful solutions. The insights of top publication designers will help guide other designers in both approach and execution of designs that succeed for their clients. It covers a variety of topics, so the reader is able to walk away with a variety of insight to all aspects of his or her career.

Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds

The Role of Teachers and Teacher Educators

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Author: Cheryl J. Craig,Louise F. Deretchin

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607095807

Category: Education

Page: 284

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Presents a plethora of approaches to developing human potential in areas not conventionally addressed. Organized in two parts, this international collection of essays provides viable educational alternatives to those currently holding sway in an era of high-stakes accountability.

Promising Practices in 21st Century Music Teacher Education

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Author: Michele Kaschub,Janice Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190206152

Category: Music

Page: 248

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This book surveys emerging music and education landscapes to present a sampling of the promising practices of music teacher education that may serve as new models for the 21st century. Contributors explore the delicate balance between curriculum and pedagogy, the power structures that influence music education at all levels, the role of contemporary musical practices in teacher education, and the communication challenges that surround institutional change. Models of programs that feature in-school, out-of-school and beyond school contexts, lifespan learning perspectives, active juxtapositions of formal and informal approaches to teaching and learning, student-driven project-based fieldwork, and the purposeful employment of technology and digital media as platforms for authentic music engagement within a contemporary participatory culture are all offered as springboards for innovative practice.