Brian Pete

Brian comes from a family of educators-college professors, school superintendents, teachers and teachers of teachers. Through his roles as producer of educational videos, publisher of educational resources, and trainer of teachers and leaders, Brian has a rich background in professional development. He brings both a depth of understanding about effective professional development experiences and a technical know-how for practical implementations.

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  1. Literacy Reframed: How a Focus on Decoding, Vocabulary, and Background Knowledge Improves Reading Comprehension

    For decades, educators have struggled to overcome stunted student growth in literacy. Literacy reframed offers a fresh perspective on reading instruction with a robustly research-affirmed alternative to classroom skill work. Authors Robin J Fogarty, Gene M Kerns and Brian M Pete use the big three elements of literacy – decoding, vocabulary and knowledge – to guide educators in creating a classroom environment where students deeply engage in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The wealth of concrete, adaptable classroom examples and scenarios throughout the book will help K–12 teachers take action on this exciting approach.

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  2. How to Teach Thinking Skills: Seven Key Student Proficiencies for College and Career Readiness, Second Edition

    Ensure your students develop the higher-order thinking skills they need to not just survive but thrive. The latest edition of this best-selling book details a practical, three-phase teaching model and dives deep into standards-based lesson planning for seven essential student proficiencies.

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  3. Thinking about Thinking in IB Schools: How We Know What We Know

    Thinking about Thinking in IB Schools: How We Know What We Know is intended to complement and supplement the curriculum of international schools, and those utilising the International Baccalaureate program. The discussions within this resource target the "think links", connectors between subject matter and relevant processes across and with the learning areas. Each chapter features instructional strategies to teach, practise and apply deeper thinking with the rich and rigorous content of the international curricula. Seven thinking skill areas are delineated and each of the seven chapters features a lively discussion, explicit ways of thinking about particular ways of thinking and engaging strategies to involve students in the act of deep thinking about the required content.

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  4. Metacognition: The Neglected Skill Set for Empowering Students, Revised Edition

    How do we prepare our students for the test of life? We give them the gift of self-reflection, self-awareness, self-initiative, self-direction, self-assessment and self-regulation - the gift of knowing when they know, and when they don't know. Metacognition: The Neglected Skill Set for Empowering Students, is written with the teacher in mind. It is more practical than theoretical, but most definitely grounded in research findings and connected to emergent data. With the 30 ready-to-use metacognitive strategies in this book, teachers will deepen learning for their students through explicit reflections on planning, monitoring and evaluating their own work. As students learn how to think about their own thinking, they become more aware and better able to make adjustments on their own work.

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  5. Unlocking Student Talent: The New Science of Developing Expertise

    How do we truly help students achieve their fullest potential? What are the roles of motivation, deliberate practice and coaching in developing talent and abilities in students? This hands-on guide examines each of these elements in detail providing definitions, relevant research, discussions, examples and practical steps to take with students in primary, middle years and secondary school. The authors examine cutting-edge research on world-class performance and distil information specifically for educators. Offering guidelines to help teachers spot and encourage students' exceptional aptitudes, passionate interests and special strengths, they show concretely how to promote greater motivation for learning and success. This foundational book infuses new ideas into established teaching.

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  6. Everyday Problem-Based Learning: Quick Projects to Build Problem-Solving Fluency

    Educators know that problem-based learning answers that perennial question: "When will I use this in real life?" Faced with a meaty problem to solve, students finally "get" why they need to learn the content and are energised to do so. But here's the exciting part: problem-based learning doesn't require weeks of study or an end-of-year project. In this book, the authors show how you can use problem-based learning as a daily approach to helping students learn authentic and relevant content and skills. The authors explain how to engage students in each of the seven steps in the problem-based learning model, so students learn how to develop good questions, launch their inquiry, gather information, organise their information, create evidence, present their findings and assess their learning.

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