Wisest Learners (Teacher Edition)

Unlock the Secrets to Your Students’ Academic Resilience

Non-Fiction - Education
512 Pages
Reviewed on 05/09/2024
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Reviewed by Courtnee Turner Hoyle for Readers' Favorite

As accomplished educators, Artyom Zinchenko and Wallace Panlilio wrote Wisest Learners: Unlock the Secrets to Your Students’ Academic Resilience to give other members in their field a trusted and academically relevant approach to teaching. Noticing both a lack of professional development and the need for more participation when it was available, Zinchenko and Panlilio deliver up-to-date educational practices and developed a "schoolhouse model" with students' needs and goals in mind. The authors explain each part of their schoolhouse model in detail, with stories and statistics that enhance the topic's necessity and the way it contributes to overall learning. The book focuses on foundations, engagement, structure, support, and qualities that promote lifelong learning.

Artyom Zinchenko and Wallace Panlilio have created a comprehensive text that is valuable for seasoned educators or new teachers. Zinchenko and Panlilio's stories provide clarification and encouragement and are thought-provoking, citing both nature and a student's upbringing as factors that contribute to future academic success. At one time, I was a teacher, and if I reentered the field, I'd reread this book from cover to cover. Even though I only instruct my children at home now, I found the authors' ideas helpful and the results of the studies they mentioned interesting, and I'm looking forward to applying the information. I was impressed by the ease of reading in this text and their suggestions apply to all educational sectors. With the knowledge gleaned from Wisest Learners, educators will be more equipped to approach instruction in a variety of learning styles and demographics, producing more capable and self-sustaining learners.

K.C. Finn

Wisest Learners (Teacher Edition): Unlock the Secrets to Your Students’ Academic Resilience is a work of non-fiction in the education, motivational writing, and self-help subgenres. Penned by author team Artyom Zinchenko and Wallace Panlilio, this valuable work equips educators with strategies to foster academic resilience in their students. Drawing on expertise in Cognitive Neuroscience and Educational Psychology, the authors provide actionable insights to transform classrooms into vibrant centers of learning. Through compelling narratives and practical wisdom, educators will discover how to nurture critical thinking, creativity, and intrinsic motivation, guided by a fusion of educational frameworks and uplifting anecdotes. This comprehensive edition extends the Wisest Learners series, offering a wealth of resources for professional development and creating a nurturing environment where students become curious, motivated, and resilient learners.

Author team Artyom Zinchenko and Wallace Panlilio have put their best skills together to craft an enlightening experience that empowered me as an educator and speaks a lot of truth about my experience as a tutor. This confident and friendly narrative is easy for practitioners of all levels to engage with, offering insightful exploration of educational psychology and cognitive neuroscience in straightforward language, and also translating this into practical strategies for the classroom. The inclusion of real-life anecdotes and narratives shows you exactly how these strategies can work in practice, as well as showcasing the importance of our own attitude and approach as part of the learning process and illustrates the profound impact of teacher-student relationships on students' academic resilience. As I delved into the book, I found myself inspired by the authors' passion for nurturing lifelong learners and motivated to implement their strategies in my own teaching practice. Overall, Wisest Learners is not just a guidebook but a transformative tool for educators seeking to cultivate resilient, motivated, and curious learners prepared for success in academics and beyond, and I would not hesitate to recommend it.

Cherubimaris Casino

Wisest Learners (Teacher Edition) by Dr. Artyom Zinchenko and Dr. Wallace Panlilio is a guide for educators who navigate the ever-evolving landscape of modern education. One particular aspect of the book is its exploration of their developed schoolhouse model representing the academic learning process. Each model component - from the foundation to the roof - represents an essential aspect of the learning process, offering educators a comprehensive framework for student growth. Wisest Learners is not short of evidence to support its claims. Drawing on research statistics and citing scholars such as Carol Dweck and Lev Vygotsky, the authors underscore the importance of self-regulation skills and growth mindset in student achievement. They also analyze psychological states such as anxiety, apathy, flow, and relaxation, providing valuable insights into the emotional dimensions of learning.

What sets this book apart is its ability to translate daunting educational goals into an accessible and engaging journey. Educational experts, Dr. Zinchenko and Dr. Panlilio, walk readers through the complexities of teaching with finesse, offering practical approaches that seamlessly integrate into classroom practices. Another compelling aspect of Wisest Learners is its fusion of scholarly insight with practical wisdom. The authors demystify complex theories, making them accessible to educators at all levels. Through vivid examples and real-world illustrations, they breathe life into educational concepts, ensuring that each page resonates with the vibrancy of the classroom experience. Wisest Learners is a must-read for every educator. It inspires a lifelong commitment to learning, equipping teachers with the tools they need to empower their students and foster academic success. With its blend of scholarship, practical wisdom, and genuine passion for education, this book is titled "Wisest" for a reason.

Zahid Sheikh

Wisest Learners: Unlock the Secrets to Your Students’ Academic Resilience by Artyom Zinchenko and Wallace Panlilio is a well-researched and compiled guide that delves into the concept of academic resilience and offers concrete tips to help students. This book equips teachers to manage the challenges of the education system and provides tips, strategies, and practical illustrations to ensure student advancement. Zinchenko and Panlilio delve into the intricacies of academic resilience by considering multiple aspects, such as attitude and motivation, success, and stress management. Through the application of theory-backed evidence and practical advice, the authors give teachers the tools to provide a learning environment that nurtures resilience and motivates students to succeed despite difficult times.

The writing in Wisest Learners: Unlock the Secrets to Your Students’ Academic Resilience is clear, interesting, and comprehensible, making complex topics and ideas easy to understand. The authors are specialists in educational psychology and have a deep comprehension of instructional techniques used in the classroom. The incorporation of real-life instances and case studies adds depth and credibility to the text, making it possible for teachers to observe directly how these strategies can impact the individual lives of their students. Artyom Zinchenko and Wallace Panlilio discuss the fact that teachers should look at students as individuals with different challenges, needs, and strengths. With a multitude of practical tips and advice for developing academic resilience and helping students fulfill themselves in the pursuit of knowledge, Wisest Learners is an irreplaceable guide for teachers of any level.

Asher Syed

In Wisest Learners: Unlock the Secrets to Your Students’ Academic Resilience, Dr. Artyom Zinchenko and Dr. Wallace Panlilio dig deep into academic success, beginning with the dynamics of what motives and self-regulation. They show us some help-seeking behaviors essential for overcoming academic hurdles, covering their positive impact on problem-solving and stress reduction. The authors home in on the barriers obstructing help-seeking and give us solutions, like differentiated instruction and peer tutoring. They speak on educators' crucial role in nurturing internal motivation, goal-setting, and factors like teacher expectations and social comparisons. Memory retention techniques, critical thinking skills, and metacognitive strategies are addressed, all aimed at enhancing academic performance. Zinchenko and Panlilio talk about how resilience and grit are pivotal for success, and the significance of fostering growth mindsets and cultivating flow experiences. Through empirical research and historical anecdotes, they advocate for a redirected approach to education rooted in truly supportive learning environments.

Wisest Learners by Dr. Artyom Zinchenko and Dr. Wallace Panlilio is an exceptional guide that provides one of the things they state are so important; finding value in what you're learning and doing. There's no confusion about how the idea of value affects student motivation and how well they do, and in cases where we are using resources like this book, we are the students. With this in mind, I found it easy to relate to everything else. I appreciate that they ground many of their arguments in empirical evidence drawn from academic research and that they equip educators with actionable guidance to implement them effectively. The standout to me is nurturing self-regulation and self-control in students with simple things like the establishment of class conduct guidelines, structured school-day routines, integration of physical education, promotion of focused learning, utilization of educational games, and cultivation of empathetic interactions. The writing is clear, concise, and wonderfully accessible, and I have no doubt this will be universally helpful in achieving what we all most want for our students, which is success.