TLC Activities

 

Book

 

Buoncristiani, M., & Buoncristiani, P. (2012). Developing mindful students, skillful thinkers, thoughtful schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

 

Papers Published

 

P. E. Buoncristiani and A. M. Buoncristiani, The Elementary Science Classroom is the Place for Teaching Thinking” Virginia Journal of Science Education Vol. 1, Num. 1, pp 21- 32 (2006).

                                                                                                                                                                                              

Patricia Buoncristiani and Martin Buoncristiani, “Education? It’s also about attitudes” Opinion Page article, Daily Press, November, 2006.

 

Patricia Buoncristiani, “Learning by Playing”, Letter to the Editor, Daily Press, December 3, 2006.

 

Martin Buoncristiani and Patricia Buoncristiani, “All of our children are competitors in a global economy. Are we leading them in the right direction?”, Virginia Journal of Science Education, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp.28-37 (2007).

 

Pat Buoncristiani “School is about more than tests”, Opinion Page article in The Age, Melbourne, Australia, December 1, 2008

 

Patricia Calton Buoncristiani, “Been there, done that ... it doesn’t work” Dissent, Number 28, Melbourne Australia, Autum/Winter 2009.

 

Papers appearing in “Teachers Matter”

Martin and Pat Buoncristiani, “Keeping Thinking Front and Center”, Issue 3.

Pat Buoncristiani, “A Peace Agreement in the Reading War”, Issue 4.

Martin and Pat Buoncristiani, “Very Young Children Think About Their Thinking”, Issue 5.

Martin and Pat Buoncristiani, “What am I Really Teaching”, Issue 6.

Martin Buoncristiani, “Making Choices Explicit” Issue 12,

 

Conferences Attended

 

Martin Buoncristiani attended a Project Kaleidoscope Summer Institute on Teaching in Williamsburg, VA, May 29- June 5, 2002

 

Martin Buoncristiani attended the University Faculty Conference on Teaching, Learning, Scholarship, and Research, Christopher Newport University, August 21, 2003.

 

Martin Buoncristiani and Patricia Buoncristiani attended a workshop on “Systems Thinking”, at Hampton City Schools, June 22-25, 2004

 

Martin Buoncristiani attended 2 week summer workshop sponsored by the National Center for Teaching Thinking, North Carolina State University, June, 2005

 

Martin Buoncristiani and Patricia Buoncristiani attended the University Faculty Conference on Teaching, Learning, Scholarship, and Research, Christopher Newport University, August 22, 2005.

 

Patricia Buoncristiani and Martin Buoncristiani attended the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference in Williamsburg, VA, November 30 – December 2, 2005

 

Martin Buoncristiani and Patricia Buoncristiani were delegates at “Dimensions of Learning --Thinking and Learning Conference”, Melbourne, Australia, May 9 – 11, 2006

 

Martin and Patricia Buoncristiani attended the Southern Region Principals Conference, Geelong, Australia, May 24 - 26, 2006.

 

Martin Buoncristiani and Patricia Buoncristiani attended the Forum on Education for the Next Generation, Christopher Newport University October 31, 2006

 

Martin Buoncristiani and Patricia Buoncristiani attended the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference in Williamsburg, VA, November 30 2006.

 

Martin Buoncristiani and Patricia Buoncristiani attended at the 13th Annual International Conference on Thinking, Norrkoping, Sweden, June 17 – 21, 2007.

·         Paper presented “A Network Model of Knowledge Acquisition”.

 

Patricia Buoncristiani and Martin Buoncristiani, “They know stuff but can they think? –Developing thinking students in a thought filled school”, Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference in Williamsburg, VA, December 2007.

 

Martin and Pat Buoncristiani attended the Teachers Matter Conference”, Sydney, New South Wales January 22 – 23, 2009

 

Presentations and Professional Development Workshops

 

Martin Buoncristiani, “It’s a Small World … in Networks, too” Invited address delivered to the Association of Information Technology Professionals, Newport News, Virginia August 3, 2004.

 

Patricia Buoncristiani and Martin Buoncristiani participated in a 3 day workshop on “Habits of Mind” given by Art Costa and Bena Kallick, Raleigh, NC, April 2005.

 

Patricia Buoncristiani and Martin Buoncristiani, “What’s it all about”, Workshop on Habits of Mind and Teaching Strategies presented at Wythe Elementary School, April 2005.

 

Patricia Buoncristiani and Martin Buoncristiani, presented three workshops for the Dandenong Ranges Schools Network Common Curriculum Day, Upway Elementary School, Melbourne, Australia, April 24, 2006

 

Art Costa, Patricia Buoncristiani and Martin Buoncristiani, presented a workshop on “Habits of Mind” at Sunrise Valley Elementary School, Reston, VA. November 2-3, 2006.

 

Martin Buoncristiani and Patricia Buoncristiani, “What Parents Need to Know About How People Learn”, Invited talk at Riverside Elementary School, Newport News, VA, November, 2006.

 

Martin Buoncristiani and Patricia Buoncristiani, “Implementing the Habits of Mind”, Two hour Workshop presented at Yarrambat Primary School, Melbourne, Aus., March 14, 2007.

 

Martin Buoncristiani and Patricia Buoncristiani, “Questions That Encourage Thoughtful Responses”, Two hour Workshop presented at Darebin Cluster Curriculum Day, Melbourne, Aus., April 19, 2007.

 

Martin Buoncristiani and Patricia Buoncristiani, “Implementing the Habits of Mind”, Two hour Workshop presented at Yarrambat Primary School, Melbourne, Aus., May 16, 2007.

 

Martin Buoncristiani and Patricia Buoncristiani, “Implementing the Habits of Mind”, Two day Workshop presented at Scone School Cluster, Scone, Aus., May 25-26, 2007

 

Martin Buoncristiani and Patricia Buoncristiani, “Partnership for Excellence in Elementary School Science”, presenters at an NSF sponsored workshop at the National Institute for Aerospace, Hampton VA, August 13 – 17, 2007,

 

Martin and Pat Buoncristiani, “Habits of Mind”, two day workshop at Northside Christian College, Brisbane, January 2008

 

Martin and Pat Buoncristiani, “Classroom Instruction Questioning and Deconstructing Metacognition”, one day workshop at Nambucca Valley Learning Community, April 2008

 

Martin and Pat Buoncristiani, “Habits of Mind”, one day workshop at Yorktown High School. Arlington Virginia, August 2008.

 

Martin and Pat Buoncristiani, “Our Plastic Brains – Thinking and Learning in the 21st Century”, seven session workshop  Lifelong Learning Society at Christopher Newport University, October 2008.

 

Martin and Pat Buoncristiani, “Our Plastic Brains – Thinking and Learning in the 21st Century”, a series of workshop presented to the University of the Third Age, Emerald, Victoria, March 2009.

 

Martin and Pat Buoncristiani, “Teaching for a Thought Filled Life”, one day workshop at the

Teachers Workshop, St Aloysius College, Melbourne, Victoria, 3 April, 2009.

 

Martin Buoncristiani, “Where are computers taking us?”, lecture given to Lifelong Learning Society at Christopher Newport University, October 19, 2009.

 

Martin and Pat Buoncristiani, “Creative Thinking and Problem Solving”. A series of workshops given to the Lifelong Learning Society at Christopher Newport University, Fall 2009

 

Martin and Pat Buoncristiani, “Habits of Mind ... for a thought filled school”, a one day workshop at Mt. Kuring-Gai Public School, Sydney, NSW, 17 December, 2009

 

Martin and Pat Buoncristiani, “Habits of Mind ... for a thought filled school”, a one day workshop at Clifton Hill Primary School, Melbourne, Australia, 27 January 2010

 

Martin Buoncristiani, “Where are computers taking us?”, lecture to the University of the Third Age, Emerald, Victoria, Australia, May 11, 2010

 

Martin Buoncristiani, “New Ideas in Cosmology and Astronomy”, a series of workshops at the University of the Third Age, Fall 2011.

 

Martin Buoncristiani, “New Ideas in Cosmology and Astronomy”, a second series of workshops on lectures to the University of the Third Age, Fall 2012.

 

 

In addition, for ten years (2000 to 2010) we organized a special series of short summer workshops for young girls aimed at encouraging their interest in science. These workshops were sponsored by the NASA Langley Research Center, Christopher Newport University and The Rotary Club of Oyster Point in Newport News, Virginia.