A Mind at a Time

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Simon & Schuster, 2003 - Child development - 352 pages
'Different minds learn differently' writes Dr Mel Levine, one of the best-known education experts and paediatricians in America today. And that's a problem for many children, because most schools still cling to a one-size-fits-all education philosophy.
In A MIND AT A TIME, Dr Levine shows parents and others who care for children how to identify these individual learning patterns. He explains how parents and teachers can encourage a child's strengths and bypass the child's weaknesses. This type of teaching produces satisfaction and achievement instead of frustration and failure. Different brains are differently wired with eight fundamental systems of learning that draw on a variety of neurodevelopmental capacities. Certain students are strong in certain areas and some are strong in others, but no one is equally capable in all eight.
Learning begins at school, but it doesn't end there. Frustrating a child's desire to learn will have lifelong repercussions. We must begin to pay more attention to individual learning styles, to individual minds, urges Dr Levine, so that we can maximise our children's learning potential. A MIND AT A TIME shows us how.

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This is an excellent book to read if you or your child is struggling with learning problemsdifficulties. The author takes a non traditional approach he doesnt label students he centers on their ... Read full review

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Levines A Mind at a Time is one of the bestwritten books on understanding what makes learning an individual process for every child. Whether your child is gifted learning disabled both or in between you will benefit great by reading this work. Read full review

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Melvin D. Levine Mel Levine is a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has conducted projects called Schools Attuned and Developmental Schools which are designed to help teachers deal with children having academic difficulties, such as ADD. Dr. Levine has spoken at many conferences and is known for his personable approach to learning and his no-nonsense approach to developmental learning.

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