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Mindsets and Skill Sets for Learning

A Framework for Building Student Agency

Cultivate confident thinkers who have a strong sense of agency over their lives. In Mindsets and Skill Sets for Learning, author Bill Zima clearly outlines what student agency looks and sounds like in the classroom. Rely on the book’s framework to help you develop a learner-centered classroom culture, establish well-defined learning targets, deliberately plan and structure lessons, and more.

Benefits

  • Explore the framework for building agency, and understand the importance of developing self-agency in students.
  • Receive detailed explanations of each component of the framework and end-of-chapter assignments that ask readers to apply their learning.
  • Study the agency unit planner, and utilize the planner to design student-centered learning experiences that develop learner agency and skills.
  • Receive firsthand perspectives from teachers and students who have transformed learning and increased student engagement with the framework.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: Why a Book on Agency?
Chapter 1: The Framework for Building Agency
Chapter 2: A Learner-Centered Classroom Culture
Chapter 3: The Inquiry Starter
Chapter 4: Learning Targets
Chapter 5: Application of Knowledge
Chapter 6: Reflection
Epilogue
Appendix

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Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Appendix

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

BOOKS

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  • Marzano, R. J. (2010). Formative assessment and standards-based grading. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Resources.
  • Marzano, R. J. (2016). Motivating and inspiring students. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Resources.
  • Marzano, R. J. (2017). The new art and science of teaching. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Marzano, R. J., Norford, J. S., Finn, M., & Finn, D., III. (2017). A handbook for personalized competency-based education. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Resources.
  • Marzano, R. J., Norford, J. S., & Ruyle, M. (2019). The new art and science of classroom assessment. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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