Teach Like The Mind Learns

Teach Like The Mind Learns (2017)

Maiorana, V. P. (2017). Teach like the mind learns – Instruct so students learn
to think, read, and write critically. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

CONTENTS
List of Figures xi
List of Tables xv
List of Text Boxes xvii
Preface xix
Acknowledgments xxiii
Introduction xxv

PART I: THE OPERATIONAL BASIS FOR CRITICAL INSTRUCTION
1 Fundamentals of Critical Instruction and Learning 3
Subject Matter Objective 3
Instructional Strategy, Technique, and Method 3
Subject Matter 5
Subject Matter Universals 5
Mind Grammar 6
Understand and Comprehend 6
Explain 7
Critical Thinking 7
Cogeracy 9
Critical Learning and Critical Instruction 10
Consequences of Mind Grammar–Based Assignments 10
Summary 12
Questions 12
Notes 12
Bibliography 14

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2 The Mind Grammar Instructional Set 15
Subject Matter Objective 15
The Essence of Classroom Practice 15
What Is a Mind Grammar Instructional Set? 16
How to Develop and Use a Mind Grammar Instructional Set 16
Select a Specific Subject Matter Topic 17
Select a Critical Reasoning Strategy (MG1 or MG2) to Explain
the Topic 17
Develop a Subject Matter Display 18
Design Classroom Assignments 21
Assemble, Use, Assess, and Revise the Instructional Set 24
Introducing Students to Critical Learning 26
Questions and Answers Regarding Critical Instruction Practice 26
The Consequences of Instructional Sets 34
Questions 35
Notes 35
Bibliography 36

3 Mind Grammar Instructional Techniques 37
Subject Matter Objective 37
Itechniques That Introduce Students to Critical Learning 38
Itechniques for Incomplete Subject Matter Displays 41
Itechniques for Critical Writing 42
Itechniques for Critical Reading 43
Itechniques for English Language Learners 46
Initial Itechniques for Students with Limited Skills 47
Itechniques for Problem Solving 49
Game-like Itechniques 49
Itechniques for Collaboration 50
Still Deeper Learning through Exploratory Itechniques 52
Creative Thinking Itechniques 53
Computer-Based Itechniques 54
Instructional Techniques and Mind Grammar Vocabulary 55
Questions 56
Notes 56
Bibliography 57

PART II: THE PRACTICE OF CRITICAL INSTRUCTION
4 Instructional Sets for the English Language Arts 61

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Subject Matter Objective 61
Let’s Explore the Story of Jack and Jill 61
Let’s Explore Further the Story of Jack and Jill 64
Introduction to Critical Learning 65
Introduction to Critical Learning for English Language Learners 66
The Adverb 68
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in Spanish 70
Critical Visualization 72
Additional Teacher Resources 73
Application Assignments 78

5 Instructional Sets for the Humanities 81
Subject Matter Objective 81
A Wild Style of Painting 81
The Painting Big Ben by Andre Derain 84
Music 87
Listen to a Poem 89
The Battle of Gettysburg 90
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in English 92
Additional Teacher Resources 94
Application Assignments 96
Note 98
Bibliography 98

6 Instructional Sets for Mathematics, Science, Engineering, and Technology 99
Subject Matter Objective 99
The Circle 100
Percentages 102
Probability 104
Subscripted Variables 105
Geography 107
Electrically Charged Clouds 109
An Immunization Experiment 110
Ohm’s Law of Electricity 112
The Cell Phone 114
Additional Teacher Resources 116
Applications Assignments 120
Notes 122

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Bibliography 123

7 Instructional Sets for the Social Sciences 125
Subject Matter Objective 125
The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States 125
An Economic System 128
Economists 131
The Declaration of Independence 132
Credit Information Agencies 133
Additional Teacher Resources 135
Application Assignments 138
Bibliography 140

Glossary 143
Index 149
About the Author 155

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