by William C Bruce; Jean K Bruce Computer file : CD for computer : Bibliographic data
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Mindtronics and Inquiry Alive Review   (2009-10-16)
These two books came to me, new, I think, from Amazon.com. Oops, maybe I'm not suppose to write about where to buy it. The author is William C. Bruce. The books came on one CD Rom. I had never had a textbook on CD before; it's the best. I'm so used to finding topics and lessons without effort, now, after using the books on CD, I wish all textbooks came on CD. I cannot believe I think that, but, now, I do. The lessons in these books are the best lessons, anywhere, bar none. I hate to admit it, but my students once hated science. Now they love it! Even the students who once received poor grades and would not participate, have raised their grades in my class, significantly. I had tried to do discrepant event lessons several times before I bought the books. I used another discrepant event book. I was not really doing discrepant event lessons. Other discrepant event methods rely on the teacher's knowledge too much. The way Dr. Bruce teaches his discrepant event lessons, in his books, students become interested naturally, as if they’re cooperating to solve a true mystery. Yes, the lessons are student-centered; I stopped spoon-feeding my students, and we are all happier. I cannot say enough good things about these two textbooks. I hope Dr. Bruce will write another discrepant event, soon, with all science lessons.
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