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Uncommon Sense Teaching by Barbara Oakley, PhD, Beth Rogowsky EdD and Terrence J. Sejnowski

Uncommon Sense Teaching

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Uncommon Sense Teaching by Barbara Oakley, PhD, Beth Rogowsky EdD and Terrence J. Sejnowski
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Jun 15, 2021 | ISBN 9780593329733

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“A big step in translating cognitive science and neuroscience into street-level understanding of how learning works. Every teacher, student, and parent will find practical ideas of immediate value.”
—Peter C. Brown, coauthor of Make It Stick

“This accessible and engaging book will make it easier for teachers to teach and for students to learn. The authors provide the kind of information all prospective teachers should get during their training—but rarely do.”
—Natalie Wexler, author of The Knowledge Gap

“This is the first neuroscience-based book I’ve read that has provided me with a deeper understanding of how the brain functions while learning and specific strategies that should be used while teaching. I recommend it most highly.”
—Robert Marzano, PhD, cofounder of Marzano Resources and author of The New Art and Science of Teaching

“The authors bring to this highly practical, user-friendly book a deep understanding of teachers and classrooms, the implications of neuroscientific findings for successful teaching and learning, and the ability to write about complex ideas in an approachable way.”
—Carol Ann Tomlinson, EdD, author of How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms

“A fantastic resource. The authors translate sophisticated brain research into practical insights anyone can apply immediately. A must-read book for educators and students alike.”
—Scott H. Young, author of Ultralearning

“This book translates a wealth of knowledge about cognitive science into action, equipping teachers with a better understanding of the science of learning and offering practical strategies to help students learn.”
—György Buzsáki, MD, PhD, The Brain from Inside Out 

“Written by three renowned professors whose different areas of knowledge complement each other quite well, the book masterfully integrates rich knowledge about the brain and cognition with best practices in teaching and learning. Useful for teachers and professors, high school and college students, and for that matter, all curious minds.”
—Nelson Cowan, PhD, Curators Distinguished Professor, University of Missouri – Columbia 

“A spritely, pitch-perfect translation of neuroscience and learning science research into practical, usable strategies for the classroom. You’ll learn why your students’ brains forget, procrastinate, or self-sabotage—and perhaps most importantly, how to help them succeed.”
—Alex Sarlin, director of learning engineering at 2U

Uncommon Sense Teaching is the first book I’ve found that perfectly blends neuroscience, cognitive psychology, learning strategies/theories, and practical tips for teachers into one delicious meal. Not too heavy on the neuro, not too light on the cognitive, large portions of learning and teaching implications served with a sauce of a witty and accessible writing. If there were a Michelin Guide for education books, this one would receive a 3-star rating.”
Paul A. Kirschner, Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, Open University of the Netherlands

“There are two reasons why everyone involved in education and training should read Uncommon Sense Teaching. First, the book integrates neuroscience, human cognition, and education into a coherent whole that is unique. Second, the writing is exceptionally clear, managing to convey complex ideas with infectious enthusiasm. The result is a masterpiece.”
—John Sweller, Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, University of New South Wales

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