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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

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ISBN-10: 047059196X

ISBN-13: 9780470591963

Edition: 2009

Authors: Daniel T. Willingham

List price: $15.99
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Kids are naturally curious, but when it comes to school it seems like their minds are turned off. Why is it that they can remember the smallest details from their favorite television program, yet miss the most obvious questions on their history test?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 lasting learning experiences.
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.90" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Acknowledgments
The Author
Introduction
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?
Conclusion
End Notes
Index
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