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on December 18, 2013
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This book offers really valuable insight into how cognitive psychology can inform education. It is a well-organised, user-friendly and practical read. Particularly in the early chapters Willingham has some really perceptive things to say about the purpose of the work and assessment that teachers deliver to their students. The later chapters are equally interesting, but harder to implement in your day-to-day classroom.
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on October 20, 2013
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I bought this book as a required text for a class about adolescent learners. My professor loves it, and I can see why. It's very informative and insightful without being boring. Really recommend this one.
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on September 15, 2013
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Good evening at all!

Why Don't Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions...
is very good for us.
I and my friends like very much this!
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on September 14, 2013
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A very readable and well grounded discussion of fundamental neuroscience principles (or "laws", as a former physics teacher as myself would put it) and their impact in learning and education. Together with the author's other title (When can you trust the Experts), a powerful antidote to bs in schooling and teaching.
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on September 6, 2013
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It's not intimidating. If you've been afraid to delve into the realm of cognitive science/learning because of the technical nature of the subject, Willingham writes this book in a way that almost anyone can read and understand well. He also includes research that is not widely known and discredits much of what we THINK is true about teaching and learning. I keep going back and re-reading certain pages. Topics addressed in this book also make for great discussion with teachers, trainers, and education administrators.
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on August 6, 2013
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A great reminder for all educators in theory of learning and motivation. Easy and engaging read that can be incorporated in every classroom.
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on July 4, 2013
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Very readable. I finished 77% of it in one day. Don't let it discourage you from teaching, though! The author should have taken care of himself better.
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on June 3, 2012
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Great perspective on teaching thru a cognitive approach. I only gave it a 4/5 stars is because I wish the implications for the classroom parts in the book were much longer. Lots of detail on the examples and outside look of the points the author makes in each chapter. It is a good book and I recommend it for all teachers. Will use these tips and ways of thinking in the classroom.
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on January 5, 2015
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It's good, but you have to read it, not skim it, because it's hard to tell sometimes if he agrees with what he is taking about, because at some points he subtly telling you that it's bunk. Not a complete picture, I recommend anyone reading this book also read something by Lisa Delpit for a better understanding.
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on February 11, 2013
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While some of the book sounds common sense, the author supports common sense ideas with good science research. I also learned a lot of things about the brain I did not know. Would definitely recommend it for anyone interested in learning or the brain -- probably teachers, but anyone with interest will enjoy it.
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