Make It Stick Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Make It Stick


  • Author : Peter C. Brown
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-14
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674729018

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Make It Stick Excerpt :

Discusses the best methods of learning, describing how rereading and rote repetition are counterproductive and how such techniques as self-testing, spaced retrieval, and finding additional layers of information in new material can enhance learning.

Make It Stick Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Make It Stick


  • Author : Peter C. Brown
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-14
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674419384

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Make It Stick Excerpt :

Drawing on cognitive psychology and other fields, Make It Stick offers techniques for becoming more productive learners, and cautions against study habits and practice routines that turn out to be counterproductive. The book speaks to students, teachers, trainers, athletes, and all those interested in lifelong learning and self-improvement.

Powerful Teaching Book

Powerful Teaching


  • Author : Pooja K. Agarwal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-05-13
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119521839

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Powerful Teaching Excerpt :

Unleash powerful teaching and the science of learning in your classroom Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning empowers educators to harness rigorous research on how students learn and unleash it in their classrooms. In this book, cognitive scientist Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D., and veteran K–12 teacher Patrice M. Bain, Ed.S., decipher cognitive science research and illustrate ways to successfully apply the science of learning in classrooms settings. This practical resource is filled with evidence-based strategies that are easily implemented in less than a minute—without additional prepping, grading, or funding! Research demonstrates that these powerful strategies raise student achievement by a letter grade or more; boost learning for diverse students, grade levels, and subject areas; and enhance students’ higher order learning and transfer of knowledge beyond the classroom. Drawing on a fifteen-year scientist-teacher collaboration, more than 100 years of research on learning, and rich experiences from educators in K–12 and higher education, the authors present highly accessible step-by-step guidance on how to transform teaching with four essential strategies: Retrieval practice, spacing, interleaving, and feedback-driven metacognition. With Powerful Teaching, you will: Develop a deep understanding of powerful teaching strategies based on the science of learning Gain insight from real-world examples of how evidence-based strategies are being implemented in a variety of academic settings Think critically about your current teaching practices from a research-based perspective Develop tools to share the science of learning with students and parents, ensuring success inside and outside the classroom Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning is an indispensable resource for educators who want to take their instruction to the next level. Equipped with scientific knowledge and evidence-based tools, turn your teaching into powerful teaching and unle

The Stick Book Book

The Stick Book


  • Author : Fiona Danks
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781011140

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The Stick Book Excerpt :

The stick is a universal toy. Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure and it provides a starting point for an active imagination and the raw material for transformation into almost anything! As New York's Strong National Museum of Play pointd out when they selected a stick for inclusion in their National Toy Hall of Fame, 'It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight's sword, a boat on a stream, or a slingshot with a rubber band . . .' In this book Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield offer masses of suggestions for things to do with a stick, in the way of adventures and bushcraft, creative and imaginative play, games, woodcraft and conservation, music and more.

Made to Stick Book
Score: 4
From 2,359 Ratings

Made to Stick


  • Author : Chip Heath
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2007-01-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588365965

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Made to Stick Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The instant classic about why some ideas thrive, why others die, and how to make your ideas stick. “Anyone interested in influencing others—to buy, to vote, to learn, to diet, to give to charity or to start a revolution—can learn from this book.”—The Washington Post Mark Twain once observed, “A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.” His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus news stories circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas—entrepreneurs, teachers, politicians, and journalists—struggle to make them “stick.” In Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier, such as applying the human scale principle, using the Velcro Theory of Memory, and creating curiosity gaps. Along the way, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds—from the infamous “kidney theft ring” hoax to a coach’s lessons on sportsmanship to a vision for a new product at Sony—draw their power from the same six traits. Made to Stick will transform the way you communicate. It’s a fast-paced tour of success stories (and failures): the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who drank a glass of bacteria to prove a point about stomach ulcers; the charities who make use of the Mother Teresa Effect; the elementary-school teacher whose simulation actually prevented racial prejudice. Provocative, eye-opening, and often surprisingly funny, Made to Stick shows us the vital principles of winning ideas—and tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick.

Making Math Stick Book

Making Math Stick


  • Author : David Costello
  • Publisher : Pembroke Publishers Limited
  • Release Date : 2021-04-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551389493

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Making Math Stick Excerpt :

This remarkable book shows teachers how to stop working harder and start working smarter. It describes a shift from “teach-test-move-on” to “teach-connect-apply” to optimize student learning. This valuable resource provides teachers with an understanding of simple, manageable, and sustainable strategies to change their approach immediately. These strategies build on helping students retain math concepts so they can apply them in novel situations down the road. The focus is on supporting teachers in framing instruction so that students strengthen their understanding, and can remember and apply learning. Making Math Stick is a game-changer that champions durable learning for all students.

As We Speak Book

As We Speak


  • Author : Peter Meyers
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-08-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439153086

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As We Speak Excerpt :

Outlines an empowering approach to public speaking that draws on the co-author's experience with leading companies, covering topics ranging from content and delivery to body language and interpersonal exchanges. Reprint.

Design For How People Learn Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Design For How People Learn


  • Author : Julie Dirksen
  • Publisher : New Riders
  • Release Date : 2011-11-07
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780132693769

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Design For How People Learn Excerpt :

Products, technologies, and workplaces change so quickly today that everyone is continually learning. Many of us are also teaching, even when it's not in our job descriptions. Whether it's giving a presentation, writing documentation, or creating a website or blog, we need and want to share our knowledge with other people. But if you've ever fallen asleep over a boring textbook, or fast-forwarded through a tedious e-learning exercise, you know that creating a great learning experience is harder than it seems. In Design For How People Learn, you'll discover how to use the key principles behind learning, memory, and attention to create materials that enable your audience to both gain and retain the knowledge and skills you're sharing. Using accessible visual metaphors and concrete methods and examples, Design For How People Learn will teach you how to leverage the fundamental concepts of instructional design both to improve your own learning and to engage your audience.

Uncommon Sense Teaching Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Uncommon Sense Teaching


  • Author : Barbara Oakley, PhD
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-06-15
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593329740

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Uncommon Sense Teaching Excerpt :

Top 10 Pick for Learning Ladders’ Best Books for Educators Summer 2021 A groundbreaking guide to improve teaching based on the latest research in neuroscience, from the bestselling author of A Mind for Numbers. Neuroscientists and cognitive scientists have made enormous strides in understanding the brain and how we learn, but little of that insight has filtered down to the way teachers teach. Uncommon Sense Teaching applies this research to the classroom for teachers, parents, and anyone interested in improving education. Topics include: • keeping students motivated and engaged, especially with online learning • helping students remember information long-term, so it isn't immediately forgotten after a test • how to teach inclusively in a diverse classroom where students have a wide range of abilities Drawing on research findings as well as the authors' combined decades of experience in the classroom, Uncommon Sense Teaching equips readers with the tools to enhance their teaching, whether they're seasoned professionals or parents trying to offer extra support for their children's education.

How We Learn Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

How We Learn


  • Author : Benedict Carey
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-09-09
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812993899

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How We Learn Excerpt :

In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today—and how we can apply it to our own lives. From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort? In How We Learn, award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information. What he discovers is that, from the moment we are born, we are all learning quickly, efficiently, and automatically; but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, sleeping, and daydreaming. Is a dedicated desk in a quiet room really the best way to study? Can altering your routine improve your recall? Are there times when distraction is good? Is repetition necessary? Carey’s search for answers to these questions yields a wealth of strategies that make learning more a part of our everyday lives—and less of a chore. By road testing many of the counterintuitive techniques described in this book, Carey shows how we can flex the neural muscles that make deep learning possible. Along the way he reveals why teachers should give final exams on the first day of class, why it’s wise to interleave subjects and concepts when learning any new skill, and when it’s smarter to stay up late prepping for that presentation than to rise early for one last cram session. And if this requires some suspensio

Switch Book
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Switch


  • Author : Chip Heath
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2010-02-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307590169

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Switch Excerpt :

Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives? The primary obstacle is a conflict that's built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems - the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort - but if it is overcome, change can come quickly. In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people - employees and managers, parents and nurses - have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results: • The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients • The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping • The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

Making Learning Stick Book

Making Learning Stick


  • Author : Barbara Carnes
  • Publisher : American Society for Training and Development
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781562866792

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Making Learning Stick Excerpt :

Make Learning Stick is a practical, easy-to-use resource aimed at helping trainers hit the sweet spot of training application on the job. Author Barbara Carnes offers a treasure trove of techniques based on 26 years of experience. The book contains detailed step-by-step instructions for each of the 20 techniques along with dozens of variations likely to suit any training situation. Additional examples are provided on an associated website and are available for downloading.

What the Best College Teachers Do Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

What the Best College Teachers Do


  • Author : Ken Bain
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674283237

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What the Best College Teachers Do Excerpt :

Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is—it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.

Making Words Stick Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Making Words Stick


  • Author : Kellie Buis
  • Publisher : Pembroke Publishers Limited
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551381749

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Making Words Stick Excerpt :

Making Words Stick shows you how to move beyond spelling lists and rote memorization to make words both meaningful and memorable for all your students. It builds on the connection between vocabulary and comprehension and guides teachers in their most important task-- building a strong literacy foundation. Full of efficient, effective, and engaging strategies, this useful guide explores innovative ways to organize vocabulary instruction in the grade 1 to 8 classroom. It demonstrates how to: create a positive, student-centered environment for the concept-based, multi-layered learning of words;teach vocabulary during shared reading, guided reading, and independent center time;incorporate visual displays of read aloud/picture study vocabulary to develop important conceptual knowledge;introduce think-and-search prompts and stretch charts to expand word knowledge during shared reading;build reading and writing independence with a wealth of fun small-group, and word-play challenges. From the role of semantics and syntax to original classroom-tested activities, this imaginative guide helps you give your students the lifelong gift of words and language.

Walking Stick Book

Walking Stick


  • Author : Tamra B. Orr
  • Publisher : Cherry Lake
  • Release Date : 2015-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633627758

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Walking Stick Excerpt :

Bugs and insects have always fascinated children. This book in the Creepy Crawly Critters series introduces young readers to walking sticks. Readers can discover physical characteristics, habitat, diet, and more.