Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education by Elena Bodrova and Deborah J. Leong
There was a chapter in last month's book "Nurture Shock" by Po Bronson. which referenced this teaching method. As an extension, we'll explore this process a little more deeply.
Here's the synopsis from Barnes and Noble: "This unique text provides in-depth information about major concepts and principles of the cultural-historical theory developed by Lev Vygotsky, his students and colleagues, as well as three generations of neo-Vygotskian scholars in Russia and in the West. Tools of the Mind enables teachers to arm young children with the mental tools necessary for learning."