Learning That Sticks

Learning That Sticks A Brain-Based Model for K-12 Instructional Design and Delivery

Learning That Sticks

A Brain-Based Model for K-12 Instructional Design and Delivery

By: Bryan Goodwin, Tonia Gibson, Kristin Rouleau

Publication date: 2020
ISBN: 9781416629108
Highlights: New Release

In Learning That Sticks, Bryan Goodwin and his coauthors unpack the cognitive science underlying research-supported learning strategies so you can sequence them into experiences that challenge, inspire, and engage your students. As a result, you'll learn to teach with more intentionality—understanding not just what to do but also when and why to do it.

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In far too many classrooms, the emphasis is on instructional strategies that teachers employ rather than on what students should be doing or thinking about as part of their learning. What's more, students' minds are something of a mysterious "black box" for most teachers, so when learning breaks down, they're not sure what went wrong or what to do differently to help students learn.

It doesn't have to be this way.

Learning That Sticks helps you look inside that black box. Bryan Goodwin and his coauthors unpack the cognitive science underlying research-supported learning strategies so you can sequence them into experiences that challenge, inspire, and engage your students. As a result, you'll learn to teach with more intentionality—understanding not just what to do but also when and why to do it.

By way of an easy-to-use six-phase model of learning, this book

  • Analyzes how the brain reacts to, stores, and retrieves new information.
  • Helps you "zoom out" to understand the process of learning from beginning to end.
  • Helps you "zoom in" to see what's going on in students' minds during each phase.
 
Learning may be complicated, but learning about learning doesn't have to be. And to that end, Learning That Sticks helps shine a light into all the black boxes in your classroom and make your practice the most powerful it can be.
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Bryan Goodwin

Bryan Goodwin is president and CEO of McREL International. For 21 years at McREL, he has translated research into practice, scanning the world for new insights and best practices on teaching and leading, and has helped educators everywhere adapt them to address their own challenges. A frequent conference presenter, he is the author of Out of Curiosity: Restoring the Power of Hungry Minds for Better Workplaces, Schools, and Lives and Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success, as well as co-author of Curiosity Works: A Guidebook for Moving Your School from Improvement to Innovation, Unstuck: How Curiosity, Peer Coaching, and Teaming Can Change Your School, Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning: Tools for Achieving Success in Your School, and The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching: A Checklist for Staying Focused Every Day. Before joining McREL in 1998, Bryan was a college instructor, a high school teacher, and a business journalist.

Education: M.A. Rhetoric and Communication Studies, University of Virginia; B.A. Professional Writing and Environmental Studies, Baylor University

Tonia Gibson

Tonia Gibson, a McREL project consultant, works with schools, districts, and other stakeholders to develop sustainable plans for improving the professional practice of teachers and school leaders. She began her career in Australia, teaching all grades from K–6. Gibson earned her master's degree in school leadership from the University of Melbourne, and a bachelor's degree in education in primary/adult learning from RMIT University.

Education: M.Ed. in School/Educational Leadership, The University of Melbourne; B.Ed. Primary Education and Adult Learning, RMIT

Kristin Rouleau

Kristin Rouleau is senior director of learning services and innovation at McREL International, working with schools, districts, and state departments of education as they navigate change and implement practices to increase student achievement. Kristin earned her administrative credentials from the University of Washington, her master’s in curriculum and teaching from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Western Michigan University. As of this writing, she is a doctoral student in leadership for educational equity at the University of Colorado–Denver.