In this easy-to-read and practical book, Ed Dixon has great news about helping all students learn! Synthesising the latest understanding in brain science and learning, he explains why some students struggle so much in the classroom and he offers simple yet powerful tools for classroom learning that work across the curriculum for primary, middle years and secondary school students.
His approach to fostering passion and cognition in students has been field-tested with more than 50 000 students and teachers. It’s easy to use and effective for differentiated instruction when added to daily activities. The best part of this approach is that it’s fun for both teachers and students, working not only for struggling students but bringing joyful learning to every student in the class.
We are at a moment in time where classroom learning is poised to undergo a process resulting in tremendous gains in effectiveness for a larger number of students. This book is designed to help jumpstart that process by synthesising a number of recent influences which, when used together, hold great potential to supercharge learning in the classroom. When we understand these influences, it is possible to see a new approach that fuses student engagement with cognition to generate passion for learning and skill development. It is only through this approach that the fear of classroom learning afflicting so many students can be alleviated.