What if everything you knew about education was wrong? Kindle Edition

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David Didau has written a truly remarkable book. No other book that I know of manages to integrate an in-the-trenches classroom-teaching perspective with an accessible coverage of critical findings from cognitive-science research. --Robert A. Bjork, Distinguished Research Professor, UCLA

This is the kind of book you could read quickly, but probably shouldn't. You could read it ten times and each time find something new. There is a canon of about a dozen books that I recommend to teachers - most of which are cited in this one. My essential reading list now has a new entry. --Robert Coe, Professor of Education, Durham University --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

David Didau is a freelance writer, blogger, speaker, trainer and author. He started his award-winning blog, The Learning Spy, in 2011 to express the constraints and irritations of ordinary teachers, detail the successes and failures within his own classroom, and synthesise his years of teaching experience through the lens of educational research and cognitive psychology. Since then he has spoken at various national conferences, has directly influenced Ofsted and has worked with the Department for Education to consider ways in which teachers workload could be reduced.

He is the author of the hugely successful titles The Secret of Literacy, in which he urges teachers to make the implicit explicit , and What If Everything You Knew About Education Was Wrong?, in which he turns his attention to the myriad unexamined assumptions that underlie education and explores how schools might realign their practices with how children actually learn.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reasons it's not so bad being told you're probably wrong.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How could I come to doubt some of my views on education so easily you may ask
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5.0 out of 5 stars A magnificent book; if you're a teacher, you should buy it.
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