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A fantastic, interesting, and useful book,
This review is from: Why Don't Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom (Hardcover)
This book is a must-read for teachers, school administrators, parents, really anyone who cares about helping children learn. Willingham is an expert in this field and he writes in a very easy-to-read style. He has combined these two strengths to write a book that answer questions every teacher has asked many times. And, unlike most cognitive psychology books, Willingham's explanations include real suggestions that teachers can use right away to help students learn better and enjoy school more. Teachers will return to this book again and again as they navigate challenges in their own classrooms. As a parent and college professor myself, I have already used several of the ideas in the book! I plan to purchase a copy of this book for every teacher I know.