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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

Author: Daniel T Willingham
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, ©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: 9780470279304 0470279303
OCLC Number: 781138407
Description: VI, 180 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments. The Author. Introduction. CHAPTER 1 Why Don't Students Like School? CHAPTER 2 How Can I Teach Students the Skills They Need When Standardized Tests Require Only Facts? CHAPTER 3 Why Do Students Remember Everything That's on Television and Forget Everything I Say? CHAPTER 4 Why Is It So Hard for Students to Understand Abstract Ideas? CHAPTER 5 Is Drilling Worth It? CHAPTER 6 What's the Secret to Getting Students to Think Like Real Scientists, Mathematicians, and Historians? CHAPTER 7 How Should I Adjust My Teaching for Different Types of Learners? CHAPTER 8 How Can I Help Slow Learners? CHAPTER 9 What About My Mind? Conclusion. Notes. Index. Credit Lines.
Responsibility: Daniel T. Willingham.

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