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

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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 ...

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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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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402236877
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 749,251
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Foreword by Goldie Hawn
Introduction
How to Use This Book

PART I: Building Better Brains
Chapter 1: The Science behind Better Learning
Chapter 2: Your Child's Learning Strengths: Discovering Intelligence and Learning Styles

PART II: Reading
Chapter 3: Laying the Foundation for Reading Success (Ages 3–8)
Chapter 4: Strategies for Oral Reading Success (Ages 4–8)
Chapter 5: Building and Enriching Vocabulary (Ages 7–11)
Chapter 6: Reading Comprehension (Ages 7–11)
Chapter 7: Reading Motivation Strategies (Ages 7–11)
Chapter 8: Test Preparation Strategies: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension (Ages 7–12)

PART III: Math
Chapter 9: Your Child Can Thrive Despite a Failing Math System (All Ages)
Chapter 10: Targeting Your Child's Math Readiness Level (All Ages)
Chapter 11: Brain-Based Solutions for Math Challenges (All Ages)
Chapter 12: Building Math Mastery: Key Topics (All Ages)
Chapter 13: Math Motivation Strategies (All Ages)
Chapter 14: Test Preparation Strategies: Math (All Ages)

PART IV: Social Studies and Science
Chapter 15: Igniting Interest in Science and Social Studies (All Ages)
Chapter 16: Social Studies beyond the Classroom (All Ages)
Chapter 17: Science beyond the Classroom (All Ages)
Chapter 18: Strengthen Study Skills in Science and Social Studies (Ages 8–12)
Chapter 19: Long-Term Report and Project Planning in Science and History (Ages 8–12)
Chapter 20: Brain-Friendly Strategies for Test Preparation (All Ages)

Conclusion
Glossary
Resources
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

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    A must read for educators and parents of preschool age children!!

    As an educator, I realize how much I did not know about a child's learning and my own as I continue reflecting about my own learning experiences. This book by Dr. Willis has really opened my eyes to the needs of my own children and will serve me well upon my return to teaching. Dr. Willis has my complete endorsement and I recommend that parents ask their children's teachers to grab ahold of this book and put it to good AND effective use. Anthony

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