Peter Brown, Make it Stick

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A few weeks ago, when I reviewed What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Psychology, David Fortin tweeted me to say that the aforementioned book was best read alongside Make it Stick by Peter Brown.  I am glad that I followed up on David’s recommendation because I really, really enjoyed Make it Stick.  I read it during the Christmas holidays and although I learned a lot and it made me re-evaluate some of what I do in the classroom, reading it never felt like work.

As its title would suggest, the book explains what the research tells us about how we should be learning if we want information to stick in our brains.  It is enlivened by stories of students, teachers and professionals who have modelled good practice and improved their outcomes as a result.  It covers a lot of familiar ground, including the benefits of spaced practice…

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