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National Academies releases free pdfs

June 5, 2011

Thanks to Frank Noschese, I just saw that the National Academies just released pdf copies of all of its publications for free. This is a treasure trove of fantastic material for teachers, and perfectly timed for summer reading. And they look beautiful rendered on the iPad.

If you are looking for suggestions, I would urge you to race to download the following title:

How Students Learn: History, Mathematics, and Science in the Classroom

This is quite simply the best book I’ve read on teaching. It provides a wonderful summary of the latest research on learning and how the brain works, and then gives specific advice on how to put these findings to use in the classroom.

There are literally hundreds of other titles worth checking out, covering everything from the National Science Standards to Climate Change.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. jheckman permalink
    June 5, 2011 9:57 pm

    How students learn is outstanding particularly the math section. Science is so so but the discussion of how students learn math should be required book study for all insefvice and preservice teachers.

  2. evz permalink
    June 6, 2011 7:45 pm

    Thanks for this link, John. I read the math chapters and they are very good.

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