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LEARNING CULTURES®

classrooms structured for students to collaborate, self-organize, and succeed.

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ORGANIZE KIDS TO PARTICIPATE IN 'EMOTIONSHIPS' WHERE THEY ACCESS THE MENTAL STATES OF PEERS TO REGULATE EMOTIONS, NEGOTIATE CHALLENGE AND ADVERSITY, LEARN CONTENT, AND HAVE FUN!

STUDENTS HAVE AUTONOMY SO THEY CAN LEARN INDEPENDENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY

INDIVIDUALIZED, STANDARDS-ALIGNED 'WORKOUT PLANS' IN EVERY SUBJECT LET KIDS SELF-ORGANIZE, FOLLOW THEIR INTENTIONS, AND PURSUE THEIR OWN ASPIRATIONS

THE KEEPERS OF THE CULTURE® PROGRAM

LETS STUDENTS LEARN 'RESPON-CIVILITY' ® THROUGH PROTOCOLS THAT TEACH NTERDEPENDENCE AND COOPERATION

OUR CURRICULUM HONORS FREEDOM OF CHOICE, BEAUTY OF HUMAN CREATIVITY, AND HIGH LEARNING STANDARDS

SO STUDENTS EXPERIENCE EMOTIONS OF JOY, HAPPINESS, SELF-COMPETENCE AND PLEASURE IN SCHOOL

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Cooperative Unison Reading: A Socio-Cultural Instructional Method, K-12
Cooperative Unison Reading: A Socio-Cultural Instructional Method, K-12

by Cynthia McCallister

In a new e-book, by Cynthia McCallister, is a brief guide to the Cooperative Unison Reading approach. It provides an innovative angle on reading instruction by looking at the reading process as a cooperative human process and applying theories from science that explain cooperation. 

McCallister also looks at the reading process as a form of action, as opposed to the accumulation of discrete skills that are accumulated through linearly transmitted instruction. 

The book is packed with practical applications of the method to real classroom situations, and comes alive with media assets such as audio and slideshows. 

Even if you don't buy the book, you can access a free chapter that provides a training guide to the Cooperative Unison Reading method, led by an expert teacher in the method, Tara Silva. 

The book is a companion to the online course, Cooperative Unison Reading/Mindful Reading, found on www.LearningCultures.net. 

Visit the book's url and get yourself a copy today! 

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Learning Cultures Is...
Learning Cultures Is...

by Cynthia McCallister

Teacher practitioners of the Learning Cultures approach describe what Learning Cultures means to them in this short video montage.

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'Integrative Math'
'Integrative Math'

by Cynthia McCallister

Summer 2016. A new instructional procedure, developed by Cynthia McCallister, called Integrative Math©, combines elements of Cooperative Unison Reading®: and modes of representation Jerome Bruner presented in his book, Toward A Theory of Instruction (1974). Students use the rules of Unison to read story problems. Then, using manipulatives, crayons, markers, and stories, they integrate enactive, iconic, and symbolic modes of representation, strengthening their mathematical thinking.

 

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Cooperative Unison Reading: A Socio-Cultural Instructional Method, K-12
Cooperative Unison Reading: A Socio-Cultural Instructional Method, K-12

by Cynthia McCallister

2016. Cynthia McCallister offers a brief guide to the Cooperative Unison Reading approach. It provides an innovative angle on reading instruction by looking at the reading process as a cooperative human process and applying theories from science that explain cooperation. McCallister also looks at the reading process as a form of action, as opposed to the accumulation of discrete skills that are accumulated through linearly transmitted instruction. https://www.inkling.com/store/book/mccallister-cooperative-unison-reading-1st/.

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GENRE PRACTICE® METHODS LET STUDENTS PUT THEIR MINDS ON THE PAGE

AND BECOME AGENTS OF THEIR FUTURES AND AUTHORS THE CORE NARRATIVES OF THEIR LIVES

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