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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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Table of Contents:
  • 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?