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    • Why Don't Students Like School?

    • A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom
    • By: Daniel T. Willingham
    • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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    Kids are naturally curious, but when it comes to school it seems like their minds are turned off. Why is it that they can remember the smallest details from their favorite television programs, yet miss the most obvious questions on their history test? Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham has focused his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning and has a deep understanding of the daily challenges faced by classroom teachers.

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    • When Can You Trust the Experts?

    • How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education
    • By: Daniel T. Willingham
    • Narrated by: Daniel T. Willingham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
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    Each year, teachers, administrators, and parents face a barrage of new education software, games, workbooks, and professional development programs purporting to be "based on the latest research." While some of these products are rooted in solid science, the research behind many others is grossly exaggerated. This new book, written by a top thought leader, helps everyday teachers, administrators, and family members separate the wheat from the chaff and determine which new educational approaches are scientifically supported and worth adopting.

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    • How to Get Your Mind to Read

    • By: Daniel T. Willingham
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Americans are not good readers. Many blame the ubiquity of digital media.

    "How to Get Your Mind to Read" is from the November 25, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Daniel T. Willingham and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • You Still Need Your Brain

    • By: Daniel T. Willingham
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Most adults recall memorizing the names of rivers or the Pythagorean theorem in school and wondering, “When am I ever gonna use this stuff?” Kids today have a high-profile spokesman. Jonathan Rochelle, the director of Google’s education apps group, recently told The New York Times that he “cannot answer” why his children should learn the quadratic equation. He wonders why they cannot “ask Google.” If Rochelle cannot answer his children, I can.

    "You Still Need Your Brain" is from the May 19, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Daniel T. Willingham and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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