Teaching for thinking today theory, strategies, and activities for the K-8 classroom by Selma Wasserman

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Published by Teachers College Press in New York .

Written in English

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  • Thought and thinking -- Study and teaching -- Activity programs,
  • Effective teaching

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementSelma Wasserman.
LC ClassificationsLB1590.3 .W3697 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23392050M
ISBN 109780807750124, 9780807750131
LC Control Number2009020476

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