Look at Me! I’m a Blurber!

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Today, I received my copy of the brand new softcover edition of David Perkins’ terrific book, Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education. I love this book and have given away countless copies, but the best thing about the new softcover edition is that I was asked by the publisher to provide a blurb for the back cover. My blurb now joins Howard Gardner and Linda Darling-Hammond – The Blurber Hall of Fame!

The final blurb was heavily edited to proper blurb length, but the following is what I originally wrote as an endorsement of Making Learning Whole.

An instant classic! Making Learning Whole will be used for decades by those interested in a framework for making classrooms better places for learning. The book performs a great service by reminding educators that each student comes first – complete with individual needs, talents, experience, curiosity and passion. The job of curriculum is to connect personal experience with powerful ideas, not deliver a bunch of facts in a mysterious incomprehensible sequence. Perkins takes such a common sense metaphor, playing the whole game, and uses it to transform the learning experience for each student.

For educators seeking a practical way to create productive contexts for learning, Making Learning Whole, is a superior approach to the top-down pedagogical tricks advanced by Understanding by Design.

You may purchase your own copy of Making Learning Whole by clicking any of the links or the book cover below.

Comments

5 Responses to “Look at Me! I’m a Blurber!”
  1. James O'Hagan says:

    I don’t see Arne or Michelle on the blurb list…

  2. Terry Smith says:

    Is one born a blurber or can this skill be acquired?

  3. Congrats on the blurb, Gary. Seems like an interesting book.

    Strange, though, how Gardner and Darling-Hammond don’t appear to have doctorates. Why the distinction?

  4. Gary Stager says:

    They’re not as shameless?

    I was just talking with LDH.

  5. Looks good, I’ll put it on the wish list.