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Why don't students like school? : a cognitive scientist answers questions about how the mind works and what it means for your classroom /

Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham has focused his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning and has a deep understanding of the daily challenges faced by classroom teachers. This book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students thin...

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Main Author: Willingham, Daniel T.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, c2009.
Edition:1st ed.
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260 |a San Francisco, Calif. :  |b Jossey-Bass,  |c c2009. 
300 |a vi, 180 p. :  |b ill. ;  |c 24 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-169) and index. 
505 0 |a Why don't students like school? -- How can I teach students the skills they need when standardized tests require only facts? -- Why do students remember everything that's on television and forget everything I say? -- Why is it so hard for students to understand abstract ideas? -- Is drilling worth it? -- What's the secret to getting students to think like scientists, mathematicians, and historians? -- How should I adjust my teaching for different types of learners? -- How can I help slow learners? -- What about my mind? 
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