Why Don't Students Like School by Daniel T. Willingham
A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom

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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.Nine, easy-to-understand principles with clear applications for the classroomIncludes surprising findings, such as that intelligence is malleable, and that you cannot develop "thinking skills" without factsHow an understanding of the brain's workings can help teachers hone their teaching skills

"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."
—Wall Street Journal

 

About Daniel T. Willingham

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Daniel T. Willingham is professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. He writes the popular Ask the Cognitive Scientist column for American Educator magazine.
 
Published June 10, 2009 by Wiley. 240 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science & Math, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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This book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn - revealing the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences.

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