Teaching Students to Work Harder and Enjoy It: Practice Makes Permanent by John JensenTeaching Students to Work Harder and Enjoy It: Practice Makes Permanent by John Jensen

Teaching Students to Work Harder and Enjoy It: Practice Makes Permanent

byJohn Jensen

Paperback | February 17, 2012

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Teaching Students to Work Harder and Enjoy It: Practice Makes Permanent points out a single, fundamental, and easily-corrected flaw that has held back American education for nearly a century-the design of instruction to achieve familiarization instead of mastery. This book explains the psychological dynamics and methods involved in mastery, and how to apply them easily in K-12 learning. A basic insight is that once students have a correct answer to any question, a straight road to its mastery is entirely comprised of practice.  Practice continues to "make perfect" in all skill areas including the accumulation of a body of knowledge. Outlined here are the forms of it that enable students to master academic learning perfectly and permanently, as well as become competent with social/emotional skills and alter their behavior. A combination of methods especially valuable for students falling behind can turn classrooms around quickly.
John Jensen is a psychologist and educational consultant. He has studied child motivation and applied methods to classrooms since 1971.      
Title:Teaching Students to Work Harder and Enjoy It: Practice Makes PermanentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.41 inPublished:February 17, 2012Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610487338

ISBN - 13:9781610487337

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Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1. First, Practice - The nature and importance of practice Chapter 2. Accumulate Knowledge - US education subverts mastered knowledge Chapter 3. Practice Requires Effort - The essential place of focused effort Chapter 4. Effort in the Inner Venue - Connect learning to effort inside the mind Chapter 5. Practice by Explaining - The central role of explaining learningChapter 6. Developing a Mental Field - What comprehension looks like inside Chapter 7. Practice Saves Prior Learning - The cycle of deepening understanding Chapter 8. Practice Behavioral Knowledge - Knowing as the first step to doing Chapter 9. Students Talk Meaning - How to help students express what's important Chapter 10. Practice on Substantial Topics - Weight fundamental issues Chapter 11. Score the Results Objectively - How scoring can energize learningChapter 12. More Ways to Use Scoring - Tracking progress on many fronts Chapter 13. Practice for Performance The motivational spur from performing Chapter 14. The High School Vise: Four Problems Working around limitationsChapter 15. Seven Steps to Turn a Class Around Key levers for a distracted class References

Editorial Reviews

Dr. Jensen has a unique understanding of what drives those in the classroom -- students, teachers and administrators-to work together and achieve. But what's most valuable in Teaching Students to Work Harder and Enjoy It is the way this book blends research, classroom management techniques and centuries of education wisdom into a new offering that will improve outcomes for students, teachers, parents and school boards. Teaching Students to Work Harder and Enjoy It advances education reform one student, one teacher, one classroom and one school at a time.