5 books to read if you are an educationist (or parent or student)10 February 2016
Here’s what you should be reading this summer…
Some of us love reading, some of us don’t, it all depends on personalities. However, if you are an educationist, you probably should be reading. Whether you’re a school teacher or a principal, a mentor or a tutor, you must read! But reading can be difficult when you don’t know what to read. There is no better place to start than by reading some of the most famous books on education. Here’s a guide to help you out and sort that summer reading list.
1) Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning Peter C.Brown
Drawing it’s ideas from cognitive psychology, Make It Stick, proposes different strategies to generate better performance from students in a classroom set up. This book highlights the need for a change in learning through cramming and mugging up lessons and provides dynamic solutions to stereotypical study methods.
2) The Great Indian Obsession: The Untold Story of India’s Engineers Adhitya Iyer
This book is a must read for every Indian. Not only does the book talk about engineering education in India but also stresses on the flaws of the traditional education system of the country.
3) Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling John Taylor
Doesn’t matter if you are not an educationist. If you are a student, teacher or parent you MUST read this book. Dumbing Us Down talks about everything that is wrong with the education system and how it strips students from using their imagination and sharpening their creative abilities.
4) Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom Lisa Delpit
This book talks about cultural differences in the American classroom, however it can easily be applied to the Indian education systems too. A must read for all teachers looking to become better cultural transmitters.
5) Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Carol S. Dweck
Do you want to help your children get higher grades in school and become positive learners? Then this is the right book for you. If you are a parent trying to motivate your child or a teacher trying to invoke enthusiasm in your students it’s best to understand how the mindset of every individual works. This easy yet intriguing read is definitely an experts recommendationBack