Monday, January 01, 2018

Ten top books every teacher should read

Carl Hendrick is head of Learning and Research at Wellington College, an English teacher completing PhD at King’s College in English education, and the author of What Does This Look Like in the Classroom?. One title on his list of ten books every teacher should read, as shared at the Guardian:
Why Don’t Students Like School? by Daniel Willingham

Understanding is remembering in disguise

In this eminently readable book, Willingham takes findings from cognitive science and applies them to the classroom in a straightforward and practical way. A central claim in this book is that while we are naturally curious, we are not naturally good at thinking and can only truly think about things we know. It also contains one of the best lines ever to feature in a book on education: “Memory is the residue of thought.”
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue