Monday, January 1, 2018

Ten 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:
Make It Stick by Peter C Brown, Henry L Roediger and Mark A McDaniel

Learning is deeper and more durable when it’s effortful. Learning that’s easy is like writing in sand, here today and gone tomorrow

One of the more concrete findings from cognitive science is that many of the things that engender effective learning are highly counterintuitive. For example, many students will re-read and highlight material leading up to a test, something which the authors of this book show is little more than colouring in. Far more effective are practices such as interleaving, spaced learning and retrieval practice, which are expertly outlined in this easily accessible book.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue