Sarah Connell Sanders and James M. Lang: Small Teaching K–8
Implement simple classroom changes with powerful results!
Small Teaching K–8 is a simple and accessible roadmap to improved student outcomes. Full of quick wins and bite-sized advice—all of which are based on the latest cognitive research—the authors, accomplished educator Sarah Connell Sanders and bestselling author James M. Lang, walk you through the incremental steps necessary to transform your classroom into a fun and engaging place of efficient learning. Based on the same effective approach found in Lang’s best selling Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, this book contains evocative storytelling, compelling anecdotes, and approachable guidance designed to make cutting-edge learning theory and research available to frontline educators. The advice found within can be applied immediately to any K–8 classroom for instant and measurable results.
Praise for Small Teaching K–8:
In Small Teaching K–8, educators Sarah Sanders and James Lang present practical class activities that boost student learning—including quick tips and templates for implementing retrieval practice and interleaving. They draw on the experiences of classroom teachers, particularly in early childhood education, to illustrate how easy it is to take learning to the next level in five minutes or less.
—Dr. Pooja K. Agarwal, cognitive scientist and co-author of Powerful Teaching
Small Teaching K–8: Igniting the Teaching Spark with the Science of Learning is full of practical, useful, and well-researched ideas that help both novice and veteran teachers incorporate small instructional strategies that will have a big impact on K–8 student learning. Sarah Connell Sanders has crafted an engaging and thoughtful guide to effective and time-efficient instruction that draws not only from her own impressive classroom instruction, but also from the insights of numerous outstanding educators and researchers. In all, Small Teaching K–8: Igniting the Teaching Spark with the Science of Learning is a terrific contribution to classroom instructional practices and an invaluable resource for elementary and middle-school teachers.”
—Tom Daccord, co-founder, EdTechTeache
Sarah Connell Sanders is an accomplished educator and writer with a master’s degree in education from Boston College. She is a regular correspondent for Worcester Magazine and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
James M. Lang is a former professor of English and former director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption University. He is the author of six books, including the bestselling Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning.