Professor Langer espouses a more holistic approach to teaching than is generally in vogue today. For example, she believes that forgetting can be an essential component to learning: just as smokers who have attempted to quit before have a better chance of succeeding in future attempts, so people who have forgotten information and skills and then relearn them may remember better the second time. The Power of Mindful Learning is sure to raise a great deal of debate among educators, and this is a good thing; after all, what old dog couldn't stand to learn a new trick or two? --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Langer has performed with kids and students and shows how a new approach and behaviour improves learning.
I read this book from the perspective of a college teacher, looking for new ways to think about what goes on in the classroom.
I would highly recommend anyone wanting to keep learning and personal growth alive throughout their life to read this book.
Fascinating book, loads to think about and consider. As a psychologist it was saying much i already knew and believe. Her style sometimes bogs down a bit. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Caroljean K. Rodesch
Great book! This book may have been written years ago but its information is very timely!Published 14 days ago by LAHeat
Liked the info in the book, I will pass it on to a granddaughter that is a teacher. The best is teaching others there is alternative thinking and options available.Published 1 month ago by P. J. Ryan
Thank you for this book ... I can now call myself a mindful teacher!Published 5 months ago by Betsy A. Hester
A rehashing the things I learned in public school in the 1970's, but if people had different school experiences, I can see where it might be helpful to revolutionary. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Barbara Puntin
A great read if you're interested in learning and how it happens and how to encourage it. I highly recommend it.Published 10 months ago by JoAnn Revak
This book confirmed my notion that most people are smart but have differing approaches or calibrations to learning and thinking. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Daniel Lyle