Teaching students to work harder and enjoy it : practice makes permanent
- Jensen, John, 1935-
- Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2012.
- Physical description
- xii, 155 p. ; 24 cm.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface Chapter 1. First, Practice - The nature and importance of practice Chapter 2. Accumulate Knowledge - US education subverts mastered knowledge Chapter 3. Practice Requires Effort - The essential place of focused effort Chapter 4. Effort in the Inner Venue - Connect learning to effort inside the mind Chapter 5. Practice by Explaining - The central role of explaining learning Chapter 6. Developing a Mental Field - What comprehension looks like inside Chapter 7. Practice Saves Prior Learning - The cycle of deepening understanding Chapter 8. Practice Behavioral Knowledge - Knowing as the first step to doing Chapter 9. Students Talk Meaning - How to help students express what's important Chapter 10. Practice on Substantial Topics - Weight fundamental issues Chapter 11. Score the Results Objectively - How scoring can energize learning Chapter 12. More Ways to Use Scoring - Tracking progress on many fronts Chapter 13. Practice for Performance The motivational spur from performing Chapter 14. The High School Vise: Four Problems Working around limitations Chapter 15. Seven Steps to Turn a Class Around Key levers for a distracted class References.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Teaching Students to Work Harder and Enjoy It: Practice Makes Permanent points out a single, fundamental, and easily-corrected flaw that has held back American education for nearly a century-the design of instruction to achieve familiarization instead of mastery. This book explains the psychological dynamics and methods involved in mastery, and how to apply them easily in K-12 learning. A basic insight is that once students have a correct answer to any question, a straight road to its mastery is entirely comprised of practice. Practice continues to "make perfect" in all skill areas including the accumulation of a body of knowledge. Outlined here are the forms of it that enable students to master academic learning perfectly and permanently, as well as become competent with social/emotional skills and alter their behavior. A combination of methods especially valuable for students falling behind can turn classrooms around quickly.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- John Jensen.