Two new book recommendations worth noting from Ric Murry in his post, “Why Don’t Students Like School (ch. 3).” I’ve added both to my Amazon Wish List. (Hint to all you wealthy benefactors out there, my birthday is next month on the 20th. )
First, “The Back of the Napkin” by Dan Roam.
Second, “Made To Stick” by Dan & Chip Heath.
I’ve already read (and LOVE) Sir Ken Robinson’s book, “The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything.”
Both “Back of the Napkin” and “Made to Stick” look like quick reads that would be great catalysts for thinking about learning as well as engagement. Key quotations cited by Ric:
Memory is the residue of thought.
The four Cs of an effective story: Causality, Conflict, Complications, and Character. All of these wrap around action wherein the storyteller shows rather than tells a story.
Bring forth thy storychasers, catalysts of the learning revolution.
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