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Thinking about Teaching and Learning by Robert N. Leamnson
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Aug 21, 2011

it was amazing
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Read from August 09 to 21, 2011

Quite possibly the best book I've ever read about teaching. Leamnson defines the goal of teaching as biological: changing students brains. He presents an insightful discussion of why first-year students (naturally) resist this change, and what we can do as teachers to elicit better learning behaviors from our beginning students. Also, he's a biology professor who values writing--he sees writing as a tool that can both help students learn and help teachers to evaluate what students learn. An outstanding read full of great ideas.

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