How We Learn: The Surprising Truth

22 Oct

An engaging, informative and often surprising explanation of how the brain works and how we learn. From why forgetting is important, to how memories are retrieved and stored, Benedict Carey’s new book is completely accessible to all.  I’ve found myself sharing tidbits of information from his book throughout my conversations. Students (and parents!) will find the secret to studying for tests in his chart regarding optimal study times based on how far away a test is. I immediately sent it to my kids!

It is always enjoyable when someone with a flair for language does the work of digging thru research and then summarizes it for you. Definitely a worthwhile read for with any interest in how and why we learn.

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