Lang, James (2016). Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Wiley.
In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference–many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques. Learn, for example: How does one become good at retrieving knowledge from memory? How does making predictions now help us learn in the future? How do instructors instill fixed or growth mindsets in their students? Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive theory, explains when and how it should be employed, and provides firm examples of how the intervention has been or could be used in a variety of disciplines.