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"Whenever you are stuck, need a new idea, or want to learn and grow, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking will inspire and guide you on your way." ― World Book Industry
"The authors aim to teach readers how to expand their intellectual and creative capacity by adopting habits that train the mind to see beyond the surface level of ideas in order to find innovative ways to solve problems. . . . Overall, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking is a quick, easy read that is entertaining and engaging. It's the type of book that you can read in one sitting or read over time as you grapple to master the elements."---Catherine A. Cardno, Education Week
"If you remember being told by your teachers to think harder and having no idea how, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking should help. . . . This is a snappy, illuminating read that should appeal to anyone who has ever dreamed of being a genius and is willing to strive, step by step, to become one."---David Wilson, South China Morning Post
"Teachers from primary grades to university courses can use the model in this book to deliver curriculum in a way that students are forced to develop thinking skills to successfully understand the material they are being taught and to identify their own next steps in learning. Although the authors draw most of their examples from the learning of mathematics, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking can be applied in any classroom where thinking is emphasized."---Kent Miller, Canadian Teacher Magazine
"This is a short book, easy to read and understand. But its value is very high because it teaches us how to change the way we think. It shows us how to think effectively. Our thoughts precede our actions and govern our lives. The way we think determines our success and happiness in life. If these are important elements to you, so is this book."---Paiso Jamakar, Biz India
"Winner of the 2013 Silver Medal in Self-Help, Independent Publisher Book Awards"
"I've applied some of the ideas and they give real food for thought in terms of comparing and contrasting different approaches."---Ian Baulch-Jones, Quality World
"The root of success in everything is thinking--whether it's thinking disguised as intuition or as good values or as decision making or problem solving or creativity, it's all thinking. The surprising fact is that just a few learnable strategies of thinking can make you more effective."---John G. Agno, Business Week's Coaching Tip blog
"There is undoubtedly much here that would be of practical use to professionals from all walks of life, and indeed other educators, such as management trainers and coaches. As a practical and helpful guide, particularly for students seeking to improve the quality of their thinking and learning, The Five Elements of Effective Thinking is a thought-provoking and useful manual."---Jonathan Gravells, Teachers College Record --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
From the Inside Flap
"I remember as a kid in school being told by teachers to think harder and having no idea what to do. This book solves that once and for all. We now have a guide for people of all ages to learn how to think more effectively. I highly recommend this book."--Jack Canfield, cocreator of the New York Times best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series andThe Success Principles
"Think...fail...question...understand...change...learn: in their powerful new book, Burger and Starbird show students, teachers, and everyone else how to harness the genius of learning.The 5 Elements argues that the door to knowledge is not opened by a magical test. Instead, the key is for each of us to boldly embrace a willingness to fail while organizing persistent approaches to thinking. Even more than helping one master content, this book can lead to a satisfying and rewarding life of the mind."--Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association
"The authors invoke Michael Jordan, Warren Buffett, and Winston Churchill to illustrate practical approaches--including failing--to understanding, creativity, and wisdom. Their observations apply to honing any skill from sports and school to leadership and citizenship. Knowing how to listen and learn has become a rare art--The 5 Elements is a timely tutorial."--Janet Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates
"In this compact and remarkable book, two renowned professors share decades of teaching experience with anyone--from students to business people--seeking advice on how to improve skills and expand learning. It should be read, studied, and cherished--then reread."--Fay Vincent, former commissioner of Major League Baseball and former president of Columbia Pictures
"This book is just what American education needs. It guarantees invention and discovery."--Barbara Morgan, former NASA "Teacher in Space" astronaut
"The 5 Elements is an enormously insightful examination of what constitutes effective thinking. Everyone will find something of value in it."--Morton O. Schapiro, president of Northwestern University
"I highly recommend this book for instructors who care more about their students than test scores, for students who care more about learning than their GPA, for leaders of society and masters of the universe who care more about serving the public good than increasing their profit margin, and for artists who constantly remind us of the human condition.The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking provides comfort in a world that has lost its equilibrium."--Christopher J. Campisano, director of Princeton University's Program in Teacher Preparation
"Our brain is our greatest asset in life, so it is a 'no brainer' that we should invest some time learning how to use it effectively. In this concise and carefully crafted book, renowned professors Burger and Starbird demonstrate their talent for making difficult concepts accessible. An average reader can peruse this book in only a few hours, but for many people those will be the best hours ever spent on a book. Highly recommended."--Brett Walter, president of the Homeschool Buyers Co-op
"Edward Burger and Michael Starbird became renowned scholars and educators by demonstrating that mathematical expertise is within the reach of the general population and not confined to those with the 'right' aptitude. With the publication of this remarkably wise and useful book, they extend their pedagogical principles to the general realm of practical affairs and the entire range of academic endeavor. Regardless of the reader's background,The 5 Elements offers highly applicable and original lessons on how to think."--John W. Chandler, president emeritus of Hamilton College and W --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B008JUVDUE
- Publisher : Princeton University Press (August 26, 2012)
- Publication date : August 26, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 516 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 169 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #243,655 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The only fault I would find, if it can even be considered a fault, is that the perspective of the authors is primarily academic. Therefore, the thinking of which they are encouraging development is primarily academic. If there is a follow up to this book (and I sincerely hope there is) I hope it will focus on more real life examples from the personal and business realms. That would take an already good concept and make it great.
The takeaway from the study of man's dehumanization of others is not only "Do not dehumanize - period.", but moreover to "Make things right - period." Sadly, the author(s) did not take advantage of this opportunity on either account.
instead, the author(s) chose to rationalize our current preoccupation with not "saying it" instead of directly confronting and calling out flat out wrong beliefs and institutions. I'm working on the numerous beams in my own eyes, so perhaps I'm just sensitive, but it certainly seems to me ideas such as this pander to how people would like to view themselves when frankly some tough love to the audience would have been more appropriate.
Still read it though... Peace.
It is a short book, but conveys realistic suggestions for improving one's learning and reasoning skills. I would recommend this book, especially to students and teachers but also to any that would like to improve their reasoning abilities.
I am using this to fight math anxiety.
Effective Thinking IS power! Sometimes I wish I had this available early in my education, but then I realize that perhaps I would not have taken it as seriously as I do now.
Don't just limit yourself to subjects you want to learn but use it against your own psychology! I am using this to figure out why I do what I do, and how to change habits I don't particularly care for. (ie: procrastination, shyness etc)
Many thanks to the authors!
Top reviews from other countries
However, there is plenty of interesting ideas suggested in the book. Even though some of them many seem initially obvious the examples provided combined with some provoking thought experiments help realize the reader how far away he is from actually applying them. Moreover, the writing style is extremely clear and quite essential, most of the unnecessary as been removed making the book quite dense and freeing it from inspirational and hardly actionable bs.