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The Book of Learning and Forgetting / Edition 1

The Book of Learning and Forgetting / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780807737507
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 11/01/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 815,090
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

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The Book of Learning and Forgetting 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
morningsidefamily on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The basic idea is that we learn naturally by imitating others, and forget what we cram. Smith simplifies his arguments a bit, but there is a lot of memorable and pithy quote material, and his attitude brings John Taylor Gatto to mind. It's a fun book.
Robyn13 More than 1 year ago
I read this book for an education class. It is a little opinionated, but it brings up a lot of questions surrounding the way we educate children today, and tells why we shouldn't rely so heavily on testing and things of that nature. Good book for educators to use to question system and something to recommend to parents if you as an educator decide to change the system in your classroom to a more classical learning style.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I read the name Frank Smith was in Lucy Calkins's The Art of Teaching Writing. She quoted him when mentioning 'the literacy club' and how important it is for our students to join it. This little book can be read in a couple of sit-down (or lay down) sessions and it reminds us about how we learn as human beings. True learning is effortless because we learn from the company we keep, the 'club' we join we because we see ourselves as belonging to that club. His facts and figures are amazing and his reminder that we must, as teachers, make our students internalize the idea that they are members of the reading and writing CLUB, is timely and important. I found this book stacked on a table at my local Barnes and Noble and only picked it up because I recognized the name of the author. I am glad I did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's quite simple, 'We learn from the company we keep.' Not from tests. Not from worksheets. We learn naturally. I am still a teacher after having read this book, but I am a much different one now.