Why Don't Students Like School
A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom
Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimedresearch on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. Hisbook will help teachers improve their practice by explaining howthey and their students think and learn. It reveals-the importanceof story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in buildingknowledge and creating lasting learning experiences.
- Nine, easy-to-understand principles with clear applications forthe classroom
- Includes surprising findings, such as that intelligence ismalleable, and that you cannot develop "thinking skills" withoutfacts
- How an understanding of the brain's workings can help teachershone their teaching skills
"Mr. Willingham's answers apply just as well outside theclassroom. Corporate trainers, marketers and, not least, parents-anyone who cares about how we learn-should find his book valuablereading."
—Wall Street Journal
192 pages; ISBN 9780470730454
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Title: Why Don't Students Like School
Author: Daniel T. Willingham