Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engagingstudents in 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