Here are resources mentioned during the discussion of the KQED Mind/Shift article “5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students,” by Deborah Farmer Kris (@dfkris) on Episode #224 of T is for Training:
Peter Brown, Henry Roediger III, and Mark McDaniel: Make It Stick: The Science of Scucessful Learning
Benedict Cary: How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
Chip and Dan Heath: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde: Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions
John Medina: Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
James Zull: The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning
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