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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, [2010], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel T Willingham
ISBN: 9780470591963 047059196X
OCLC Number: 795630629
Description: iv, 228 pages : illustrations ; 23 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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