Differentiation Through Learning Styles and Memory
"Students' learning styles are as diverse as the students themselves, so how can teachers reach all learners according to their strengths? In this updated edition of the bestseller, Marilee Sprenger demonstrates how to optimize learning by using brain-based strategies that address students' social/emotional, cognitive, and physical learning preferences. The author provides readers with graphic organizers, current research on memory, and new charts to help implement differentiated strategies, and also offers: an explanation of how the brain processes, stores, and retains information, pre-assessment strategies for each learning style, "Reflect and Connect" questions to help teachers evaluate their current classroom practice, learning and memory tips for students, exit cards, or quick assessments of what students have learned. This comprehensive resource provides the tools you need to create a brain-friendly learning environment and to differentiate content, process, and product for your students' diverse learning needs and strengths."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.
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I enjoyed reading the summary of Marilee's book. Having spent over 25 years in the same pursuit of learning as she, I offer the following:
- To get aptitude you have to work on attitude
- Atitude and aptitude are best worked on together with skilled teachers who have knowledge of learning styles, multiple intelligence and emotional intelligence
- For the tudor to help the struggling teacher, skills in coaching are essential. I prefer a method called cognitive coaching that works on 5 states of mind of the teacher to empower them to teach to kids learning and emotional needs.
- The book is a good background for the beginner but needs to add the components above to increase the craftmanship, interdependence, effacacy, consciousness and flexibility of teachers. Often the ability to apply the knowlewdge in this book is blocked by one or more of the above.
- Good job Marilee for what you did, now take it to another level.