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I blog on Brain-Based Learning, Metacognition, and Social-Emotional Learning. I am the author of "Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom" which is a book that helps students understand how their brain processes information and learns. In the book, I explain why students can learn anything and give strategies on how to learn effectively.

I Googled And Found Nothing!

By Oskar Cymerman | @focus2achieve | BAM! Radio Network & Teaching Channel Blogger

Crush School - I googled and found nothing

I Googled last night. I couldn't find anything.

I Googled some more. I found nothing.

Surely they must exist, right? I mean it's really important isn't it? They do read still if the books are written in THEIR language, don't they?

There must be books out there that help students learn that are written FOR STUDENTS. Why am I having such a hard time finding them?

Don't get me wrong. There are PLENTY of books written FOR TEACHERS AND SCHOOL LEADERS designed to teach students and help students learn. There are great books out there! Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani is a great book for practitioners. So is Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator by Dave Burgess. These, and many others, are AWESOME BOOKS FOR EDUCATORS.

But, I could not find a CROSSOVER BOOK; one that can be used by EDUCATORS and STUDENTS; one that can HELP PARENTS TEACH LEARNING SKILLS AT HOME. Why not?

Imagine we put the right book out there. A book written in a conversational, but not watered-down or dumbed-down way. One that is relatively Short and Straight to the Point. A book that doesn't patronize students, but explains how their mind learns. Imagine a Simple, Useful, and Funny book, a guide that helps students LEARN HOW TO LEARN any subject, any topic, and gives many options to do so. Imagine a book that EMPOWERS LEARNERS by showing them how they can Become Better Learners, no matter where they start.

A book that starts like this...

Crush School Book Intro

And talks about things like this...

and many other brain-based researched ways of learning.

I Googled it last year and couldn't find it. So, I decided to write it. 

For Students. For Teachers. For Parents.

It's called "Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom"

I Googled it last night and couldn't find it. On July 28, 2016 that CHANGED. The "Crush School" e-book is now available on Amazon. It contains tools, live links, and resources that Help Students Learn How To Learn. It costs $9.99.

I guarantee you there's nothing like it out there. Just ask Google.