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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 the classroom

Author: Daniel T Willingham
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 think and learn revealing the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel T Willingham
ISBN: 9780470279304 0470279303 9780470591963 047059196X
OCLC Number: 255894389
Description: iv, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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 real 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?
Responsibility: Daniel T. Willingham.

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