Teacher Reflections

Why Students Don’t Like School

Glazed eyes and drooping heads–bored students are the bane of any teacher’s existence. That is why I read Daniel Willingham’s book with the provocative title: Why Don’t Students Like Schools? 

I found his suggestions for remembering and teaching skills especially fascinating.

STUDENTS: What do you think of Willingham’s suggestions–which of them do you think would  actually work? Why do you think student’s don’t like school?

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  1. I may not be the best example because I like school. But the times when I don't like school and just want to go home, it's mostly because I'm being forced to be in a place I don't necessarily want to be in, surrounded by people who don't want to be there either.

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