3. Why Do Students Remember Everything That's on Television and Forget Everything I Say?

  1. Daniel T. Willingham

Published Online: 5 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118269527.ch3

Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom

Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom

How to Cite

Willingham, D. T. (2010) Why Do Students Remember Everything That's on Television and Forget Everything I Say?, in Why Don't Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118269527.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470591963

Online ISBN: 9781118269527

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Keywords:

  • importance of memory;
  • good teachers;
  • power of stories;
  • story structure;
  • mnemonics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Importance of Memory

  • What Good Teachers Have in Common

  • The Power of Stories

  • Putting Story Structure to Work

  • But What If There Is No Meaning?

  • Implications for the Classroom

  • Note