Why Don't Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom (Google eBook)
Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroom
Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn. It reveals-the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences.
"Mr. Willingham's answers apply just as well outside the classroom. Corporate trainers, marketers and, not least, parents -anyone who cares about how we learn-should find his book valuable reading."
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Review: Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the ClassroomUser Review - jmjester - Goodreads
Daniel Willingham concludes Why Don't Students Like School? A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom by likening teaching to writing. He ... Read full review
Review: Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions about How the Mind Works and What It Means for the ClassroomUser Review - Matt - Goodreads
Engaging, funny, and thought-provoking, this book does a great job of synthesizing cognitive science research and applying it to student learning. The book is full of little tidbits I've been sharing ... Read full review
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