How Your Child Learns Best: Brain-Friendly Strategies You Can Use to Ignite Your Child's Learning and Increase School Success

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Sep 1, 2008 - Education - 336 pages
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Brain-Based Strategies You Can Use Today to Enhance Your Child's Love of Learning

How Your Child Learns Best is a groundbreaking guide for parents that combines the latest brain research with the best classroom practices to reveal scientifically savvy ways to improve your child's success in school.

Written by Judy Willis, MD, MEd, a board-certified neurologist who is also a full-time classroom teacher, How Your Child Learns Best shows you not only how to help your child learn schoolwork, but also how to capitalize on the way your child's brain learns best in order to enrich education wherever you are, from the grocery store to the car - a necessity in today's "teach to the test" world.

By using everyday household items and enjoyable activities, parents of children ages three to twelve can apply targeted strategies (based on age and learning strength) in key academic areas, including:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Math word problems
  • Test preparation
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Oral reading
  • Reports and projects
  • Science and history
  • Reading motivation
  • Vocabulary

Discover how to help your child increase academic focus and success, lower test stress while increasing test scores, increase class participation, foster creativity, and improve attention span, memory, and higher-level thinking.

How Your Child Learns Best shows how to maximize your child's brain potential and offers something for every parent who wants the best for his or her child.

"At last we parents now have a reference that will help guide us in assisting our children's growth and flowering. This book is what parents have been searching for and need now more than ever." - from the foreword by Goldie Hawn

 

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Contents

THE SCIENCE BEHIND BETTER LEARNING
3
YOUR CHILDS LEARNING STRENGTHS DISCOVERING INTELLIGENCE AND LEARNING STYLES
15
Reading
29
LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR READING SUCCESS AGES 38
31
STRATEGIES FOR ORAL READING SUCCESS AGES 48
55
BUILDING AND ENRICHING VOCABULARY AGES 711
63
READING COMPREHENSION AGES 711
79
READING MOTIVATION STRATEGIES AGES 711
95
TEST PREPARATION STRATEGIES MATH ALL AGES
195
Social Studies and Science
199
IGNITING INTEREST IN SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES ALL AGES
201
SOCIAL STUDIES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM ALL AGES
217
SCIENCE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM ALL AGES
227
STRENGTHEN STUDY SKILLS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES AGES 812
237
LONGTERM REPORT AND PROJECT PLANNING IN SCIENCE AND HISTORY AGES 812
251
BRAINFRIENDLY STRATEGIES FOR TEST PREPARATION ALL AGES
257

TEST PREPARATION STRATEGIES VOCABULARY AND READING COMPREHENSION AGES 712
103
Math
109
YOUR CHILD CAN THRIVE DESPITE A FAILING MATH SYSTEM ALL AGES
111
TARGETING YOUR CHILDS MATH READINESS LEVEL ALL AGES
127
BRAINBASED SOLUTIONS FOR MATH CHALLENGES ALL AGES
137
BUILDING MATH MASTERY KEY TOPICS ALL AGES
151
MATH MOTIVATION STRATEGIES ALL AGES
175
CONCLUSION
275
GLOSSARY
277
RESOURCES
287
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
297
INDEX
299
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
307
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Judy Willis, MD, M. Ed (Santa Barbara) a board certified neurologist and middle school teacher, has combined her training in neuroscience and neuroimaging with her teaching education and years of classroom experience. She is an authority in the field of learning-centered brain research and strategies derived from this research for use by parents and educators. Her articles connecting neurology and education have been published in numerous education journals.

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