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By Mel Levine

ISBN-10: 0743202236

ISBN-13: 9780743202237

"Different minds research differently," writes Dr. Mel Levine, one of many best-known schooling specialists and pediatricians in the US this present day. and that is an issue for plenty of kids, simply because most faculties nonetheless grasp to a one-size-fits-all schooling philosophy. accordingly, those kids fight simply because their studying styles do not healthy the universities they're in.
In A brain at a Time, Dr. Levine exhibits mom and dad and others who deal with kids tips on how to establish those person studying styles. He explains how mom and dad and lecturers can inspire a kid's strengths and pass the kid's weaknesses. this sort of educating produces delight and fulfillment rather than frustration and failure.
diverse brains are otherwise stressed out, Dr. Levine explains. There are 8 basic structures, or elements, of studying that draw on a number of neurodevelopmental capacities. a few scholars are robust in sure parts and a few are powerful in others, yet nobody is both able in all 8. utilizing examples drawn from his personal wide adventure, Dr. Levine exhibits how mom and dad and youngsters can establish their strengths and weaknesses to figure out their person studying types.
for instance, a few scholars are inventive and write imaginatively yet do poorly in background simply because vulnerable reminiscence abilities hinder them from keeping proof. a few scholars are susceptible in sequential ordering and cannot persist with instructions. they might attempt poorly and infrequently do not do good in arithmetic. In those situations, Dr. Levine observes, the matter isn't really a scarcity of intelligence yet a studying kind that does not healthy the task. Drawing on his pioneering examine and his paintings with hundreds of thousands of scholars, Dr. Levine exhibits how mom and dad and academics can increase potent thoughts to paintings via or round those weaknesses.
"It's taken with no consideration in grownup society that we can't all be 'generalists' expert in each region of studying and mastery. however, we observe great strain to our youngsters to be solid at everything. they're anticipated to polish in math, examining, writing, conversing, spelling, memorization, comprehension, challenge solving...and none folks adults can" do all this, observes Dr. Levine. studying starts off at school however it does not finish there. complex a kid's wish to research could have lifelong repercussions. This frustration might be shunned if we remember the fact that now not each baby can do both good in all types of studying. We needs to start to pay extra realization to person studying kinds, to person minds, urges Dr. Levine, in order that we will be able to maximize kid's studying strength. In A brain at a Time he indicates us how.

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"Different minds research differently," writes Dr. Mel Levine, one of many best-known schooling specialists and pediatricians in the USA this day. and that is an issue for plenty of teenagers, simply because most colleges nonetheless hold to a one-size-fits-all schooling philosophy. consequently, those teenagers fight simply because their studying styles do not healthy the universities they're in.

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