As some of you may know, Paul, Casper and myself are very busy working on the follow up book on urban myths about learning and education. The past few weeks I’ve read so many sources and so many papers my head is spinning.
But there is one thing I really want to share. In our previous book we’ve debunked a lot of old theories but in writing this book I also discovered that sometimes people already new where it’s at even over a 100 years ago and it seems that what have happened ever since is people trying to show the original insights to be incorrect. Without much success, btw.
Compare it with the forgetting curve by Ebbinghaus. We know how fast one forgets and that you need to start studying in time, but still… students keep postponing their study time.
Maybe it’s human not to accept an insight, could well be. But somehow it’s sad if you need to debunk something by writing that somebody in 1901 probably was correct and still is, despite the many attempts to prove him wrong.
Sorry that I’m a bit vague in this post, but as long our work isn’t reviewed yet, I’m very hesitant to share anything concrete.
Sorry for the swear words, but this is too good advice not to share or to wait for a Funny on Sunday:
This was the presentation I gave at my first stop of my little world tour promoting my new book for this lovely audience:
My new book The Ingredients for Great Teaching is almost available now. For the people who really can’t wait or who want to learn something about the importance of prior knowledge, I’ve got great news. Sage lets you download the second chapter for free!
Click this link to access the chapter. This free access offer is only available till the 31st of March. After that Sage will be closing the page. So get it while it’s hot. And if you want to read also the first chapter of the book, click on look inside on Amazon.
To my own surprise Google has received my new book first, making it possible to read a couple of pages as preview.
You can check The Ingredients for Great Teaching at Google Books here, but keep watching this space as soon you’ll be able to get another way to read a more interesting preview…
Oh, and if you want to read the full book? You don’t have to believe the dates on Amazon, as the book will be out in the second half of March.
As a teenager I only had one dream: becoming a rock star. Ok, I admit I’m still having that dream. Remember that bath tub scene in The Commitments, yes, that was me. This morning when I was updating my event-page at Amazon, I suddenly realized that I fulfilled a part of this dream. The next coming months I’ll be going on a World Tour to talk about my new book The Ingredients for Great Teaching.
And the great thing is… there are still talks for more venues in more countries. If you want me to come over to your country – and if I’m not teaching – contact Walter, Desmond & co here.
|Mar 10, 2018
||Leads Network Day/ResearchED Haninge
|Apr 14, 2018
|Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
||Mississauga Secondary School
|Apr 20, 2018
||The EGIN annual conference 2018
|Jun 22, 2018
|Crowthorne, Berkshire, UK
||Festival of Education
|Jul 22-26, 2018
|Potomac, MD, US
||St. Andrews Episcopal School
||CTTL’s The Science Of Teaching & School Leadership Academy