Kids are naturally curious, but when it comes to school it seemslike their minds are turned off. Why is it that they can rememberthe smallest details from their favorite television program, yetmiss the most obvious questions on their history test? Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham has focused his acclaimedresearch on the biological and cognitive basis of learning and hasa deep understanding of the daily challenges faced by classroomteachers. This book will help teachers improve their practice byexplaining how they and their students think and learn?revealingthe importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine inbuilding knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences.
Additional ISBNs: 9780470591963, 047059196X, 9780470730454, 0470730455