TEACHING FOR INTELLECTUAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING (TIEL): A MODEL FOR CREATING POWERFUL CURRICULUM
By Christy Folsom
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009
Responsibility, compassion, integrity, and resilience are characteristics needed by both teachers and students. Developing these traits has become more challenging in a post-pandemic environment where students are struggling with focus and motivation. Meanwhile, new innovations in technology, such as ChatGPT, threaten to further erode the learning process. Demonstrating mastery of content and skills through assignments and assessments is a required part of learning, yet deep thinking and development of social emotional characteristics is crucial for students.
Teaching for Intellectual and Emotional Learning (TIEL): A Model for Creating Powerful Curriculum helps educators meet their goals for students to master content knowledge and skills while promoting intellectual and social-emotional engagement. This book introduces the TIEL Curriculum Design model that helps teachers create stimulating lessons and units of study that teach students the executive functioning skills of decision-making, planning, and self-evaluation through project work. The book shares the experiences of four New York City public school teachers in second through fifth grades who used the TIEL model to develop new ways of planning lessons and units that focus on content while teaching thinking and social-emotional awareness.
The students share understanding of their thinking and learning by discussing the planning, collaboration, and decision-making processes they used in creating their projects.
The TIEL model makes the fundamental intellectual and social-emotional processes that underlie effective teaching and learning accessible to teachers and students in gifted, special, and general education.