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Intentional Teaching
The Let Me Learn® Classroom in Action

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June 2010 | 184 pages | Corwin

"Teachers need to begin viewing themselves as facilitators for learning. This book addresses this need."
—Patti Grammens, Teacher
South Forsyth Middle School, Cumming, GA

Follow a teacher's year-long journey to creating a student-centered classroom!

When learners understand how to use their unique learning processes with intention, they open a whole new world of learning. This inspiring book focuses on one teacher's implementation of the Let Me Learn® system, a cutting-edge teaching method that transforms learning differences into strengths.

Over the course of a year, teacher Bonnie Dawkins builds a classroom community in which children understand themselves as learners, are empowered to ask for help, and work together to achieve. Relevant to teachers of all grade levels, this resource offers:

  • A widely researched approach that gives students metacognitive skills for life
  • Five essential tools of the Let Me Learn Advanced Learning system
  • Vignettes in the voices of students as they discover their own and others' ways of learning
  • An instructional toolbox that empowers students to excel where learning styles theory and teaching to preferences have fallen short

Through a teacher's personal story, you can explore a student-centered approach that makes a measureable difference in the classroom for both students and teachers, including greater achievement and more productive relationships!


 
List of Figures
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. What is the Let Me Learn Advanced Learning System?
The Theoretical Basis for the Let Me Learn Process  
The First Tool: The Learning Connections Inventory  
The Second Tool: The Personal Learning Profile  
The Third Tool: The Word Wall  
The Fourth Tool That FITs the Learner to the Task  
The Fifth Tool That Pulls It all Together: The Strategy Card  
The Overall Effect of Using LML Tools and Skills: Interntional Learning and Intentional Teaching  
The Power of Let Me Learn's Integrated System  
 
2. Meet Bonnie: Getting to Professional Change Through an Advanced Learning System
The Catalyst for Seeing the Possibility of Change  
An Inquisitive Student of Learning: A Discerning Practical Professional  
Why the Let Me Learn Process? A Conscious Choice  
Bonnie's Learning Profile  
Bonnie's Advice to Teachers Who Want to Implement LML  
Bonnie's Experience of Change (Bob's Perspective)  
 
3. September/October: Understanding the Self as Learner
Vignette 1: "Where Are All the Good Kids?"  
Vignette 2: Eleanor's Search for the One Right Answer  
Bonnie's Reflections  
Implementation Activities  
LML's Effect on Communication (Bob's Perspective)  
Bonnie's Experience of Change (Bob's Perspective)  
 
4. November: Accepting Others as Learners
Vignette: Responses to The Giver  
Bonnie's Reflections on Affect, Learning, and Community  
Implementation Activities  
LML and Affect (Bob's Perspective)  
Bonnie's Experience of Change (Bob's Perspective)  
 
5. December: Sustaining the LML Classroom
Vignette: Thomas's Nightclub Act  
Bonnie's Reflection on Thomas's Night Club Act  
Implementation Activities  
LML's Effect on Student Thinking (Bob's Perspective)  
Bonnie's Experience of Change (Bob's Perspective)  
 
6. January: Becoming Intentional: The Turning Point
Vignette: Dina and the Tough Question  
Bonnie's Reflection on Dina's Tough Question  
Implementation Activities  
LML's Effect on Student Engagement (Bob's Perspective)  
Bonnie's Experience of Change (Bob's Perspective)  
 
7. February: Learning to Navigate the Challenges of Group Work
Vignette: Anything but the Goat  
Bonnie's Reflection on Russell and the Group  
Implementation Activities  
LML's Effect on Pattern Conflicts (Bob's Perspective)  
LML?s Effects on Resolving Pattern Conflict and Building Teams (Bob's Perspective)  
 
8. March: The Tipping Point
Vignette: An Internal Crisis  
My Precision Pattern Intertwines With Accountability and Outcomes  
Bonnie's Reflection on the Pain of Change  
Implementation Activities  
LML and Change (Bob's Perspective)  
Reflective Practice Lies at the Heart of the LML Process (Bob's Perspective)  
 
9. April: Evidence of a Transformed Classroom Culture
Students Help Each Other Become and Remain More Mindful  
Vignette: Kippy Gets It Because His Peers Get It!  
Bonnie's Reflection  
Implementation Activitiy: Simulating FIT--Forging, Intensifying, or Tethering  
LML and Respect (Bob's Perspective)  
LML?s Effect on Classroom Culture (Bob's Perspective)  
 
10. May: So Much to Do?So Little Time! Panic or Picnic
Vignette: A Timeless Moment  
Bonnie's Reflection  
Implementation Activities  
LML's Effect on the Teacher (Bob's Perspective)  
 
11. June: Note to Self--I Am a Viable Learner
Students' Advice to Their Future Selves  
Bonnie's Reflection  
What Is It About LML That Enables Change to Succeed? (Bob's Perspective)  
 
12. Epilogue: Honoring Intentional Teaching
Laurie's Gift  
Bonnie's Reflection  
 
Appendix: Additional Information About the Let Me Learn Process
 
Glossary of Let Me Learn Terms
 
References
 
Index

“Teachers need to begin viewing themselves as facilitators for learning. This book addresses this need.”

Patti Grammens, Teacher
South Forsyth Middle School, Cumming, GA
Key features

·  The authoritative guide to the Let Me Learn Process™ for all grade levels and abilities
·  Increases students' metacognitive skills as they learn to identify their own learning needs and communicate those needs to teachers

·  Helps many students with learning disabilities and special needs remain in the general education classroom

·  Compatible with other student-centered, constructivist, differentiated, and collaborative teaching methods.

·  Follows the journey of one teacher as she implements the Let Me Learn Process in her classroom.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: What Is the Let Me Learn Advanced Learning System?


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