If you are interested in reading Daniel T. Willingham’s Why Don’t Students Like School? we have just received 10 copies of this book in the Curriculum Office. The book looks at the science behind how kids learn and how we as teachers can use this information for improved instruction. From Amazon:
“Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn. It reveals-the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences.”
We will have the book club after Spring Break and the book is fairly short at 215 pgs.
Please let Stacy in the Curriculum Office know if you are interested and she will get back to you with possible book club times.