Learning vs Testing: Strategies That Bridge the Gap

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Addressing the gap between the many different ways kids learn and the single way they are tested, this book will benefit struggling readers and students who perform poorly on tests. The ideas and strategies presented here will help problem-learners transfer what they know from their own natural learning style into useful forms for test-taking. Teachers, reading specialists, administrators, staff developers, special-education teachers, and parents who work with elementary and middle-school-age children will learn ...

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Overview

Addressing the gap between the many different ways kids learn and the single way they are tested, this book will benefit struggling readers and students who perform poorly on tests. The ideas and strategies presented here will help problem-learners transfer what they know from their own natural learning style into useful forms for test-taking. Teachers, reading specialists, administrators, staff developers, special-education teachers, and parents who work with elementary and middle-school-age children will learn how early detection of visual skill problems can save students years of struggle in school. Also explored are methods for linking visual-skill development to vocabulary mastery and turning students into super spellers, math-fact masters, and brain smart/body smart learners.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781569761205
  • Publisher: Zephyr Press AZ
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 6 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.55 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Pat Wyman, M.A., is a bestselling author, international consultant, corporate spokesperson, and highly sought after speaker. Bestselling author Robert G. Allen calls her “America’s Most Trusted Learning Expert.” Wyman conducts seminars and workshops on her Instant Learning® strategies, which improve learning and memory for adults, and show parents and teachers how to help their children raise grades, reading abilities, and achieve higher standardized test scores. Wyman is also an instructor of continuing education for teachers at California State University, East Bay, a regular media guest on radio and TV, and founder of the award-winning Web site www.HowToLearn.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2006

    Mystery:Why My Bright Child Is Failing In School Solved:Learning vs. Testing

    Thank you Pat Wyman for writing Learning vs. Testing and sharing your knowledge! I am very frustrated that it has taken 8 years to identify the real cause of my daughter's reading and learning problems and it is because of the information in your book that we were finally able to help her become very successful in school. I am going to do everything in my power to ensure this information reaches as many children as possible who need the kind of assessment and strategies in your book. My daughter showed signs of learning difficulties since she was 6 years old, and not a single test or evaluation by any professional helped us find the answers we needed. Finally, after getting your book, I was able to give her the reading assessment and follow the plan you recommended. I learned the difficulty she is having in school is due to her vision - the way she sees the world. Everything she read was distorted and although we had given her regular eye exams for years, she never had the type of learning related eye exam you recommend. After the proper exam, we discovered that her eyes are not working together properly. Because of the information in your book, I discovered that she needs vision therapy exercises and new eyeglasses to correct the problem. Her optometrist, allowed me to look through a lens and read a document to experience what my daughter experiences when she reads. I almost was in tears when I saw double lines and words out of place. It was very difficult for me to read. I had to close one of my eyes to focus and that was only a temporary adjustment. I thought, 'How frustrating this must be for my child!' I am so happy we finally know what the real cause of her problem is and how to solve it. My child was relieved by the knowledge her learning problem is related to her visual perception and not her mental ability. Thank you so much for your commitment and dedication to the education of all children!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2005

    Really Works! Practical and easy strategies!

    Both of my children have used the outstanding strategies in this book and are now at the top of their class! I recommend Pat Wyman's book to every parent and teacher I know. It quickly and easily changed the life of my children and I have seen it work miracles with other children as well. Thank you for giving me the answers I needed to help my children. God Bless you and this book has so much that it will raise the grades and test scores of every child. Sincerely, Cindy Moriarty La Mirada

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2005

    Great info for both kids and parents

    This book offers simple, effective strategies that are easy to understand and easy to teach to your child. It accepts written tests as the norm in today's school and shows you how ALL types of kids can learn to perform well on them. It literally teaches kids 'how' to learn in today's classrooms. And it covers all the bases -- memorizing math facts, improving scores on spelling tests, learning new vocabulary words and even how to remember the important stuff when you read a textbook chapter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2005

    Great Strategies

    As a avid reader of anything Pat writes or creates, I can attest to the practical application of her strategies. In this book, she has put all of her best strategies in one place. Last week I taught my afterschool sixth graders her super spelling strategies. They all got A's on their speeling test, and they all thought they were cheating. The strategies in the book make evident the things 'fast' learners do without knowing, like giving away everyone's secrets. They work and are easy to implement. The excitement on my students' faces when the strategies help them be the successes they are is worth the cost of the book many times over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2005

    From C's to A's - I was truly amazed!

    I used the strategies in Learning vs Testing with my granddaughter, Whitney, and she immediately went from low C¿s to A¿s in nearly every subject. There are so many good things to help your children in this book, I feel it¿s like a miracle come true. Thank you Pat for helping my Whitney, and I know your work is helping millions more children. Russell Martino, Houston, Texas

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