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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey Bass; 1st Edition edition (9 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047059196X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470591963
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Why Don't Students Like School?

"Mr. Willingham's answers apply just as well outside theclassroom. Corporate trainers, marketers and, not least, parents--anyone who cares about how we learn--should findhis book valuable reading."
--Wall Street Journal

"Just like his Ask the Cognitive Scientist column, DanWillingham's book makes fascinating but complicated research fromcognitive science accessible to teachers. It is jam packed withideas that teachers will find both intellectually rich and usefulin their classroom work."
--Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation ofTeachers

"This readable, practical book by a distinguished cognitivescientist explains the universal roots of effective teaching andlearning. With great wit and authority it practices the principlesit preaches! It is the best teachers' guide I know of--aclassic that belongs in the book bag of every teacher frompreschool to grad school."
--E. D. Hirsch, Jr., university professor emeritus, University of Virginia

"Dan Willingham, rare among cognitive scientists for also beinga wonderful writer, has produced a book about learning in schoolthat reads like a trip through a wild and thrilling new country.For teachers and parents, even students, there are surprises onevery page. Did you know, for instance, that our brains are notreally made for thinking?"
--Jay Mathews, education columnist, The WashingtonPost

"Educators will love this wonderful book--in clear andcompelling language, Willingham shows how the most importantdiscoveries from the cognitive revolution can be used to improveteaching and inspire students in the classroom."
--John Gabrieli, Grover Hermann Professor of HealthSciences, Technology, and Cognitive Neuroscience, MassachusettsInstitute of Technology

"Scientists know so much more than we knew thirty years agoabout how children learn. This book offers you the research, andthe arguments, that will help you become a more effectiveteacher."
--Joe Riener, English teacher, Wilson High School, Washington, D.C.

Why Don't Students Like School? now comes with onlinediscussion questions. Go to www.josseybass.com/go/willingham.

About the Author

Daniel T. Willingham is professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. He writes the popular Ask the Cognitive Scientist column for American Educator magazine.


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