The Way They Learn

The Way They Learn

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by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
     
 

ISBN-10: 1561794147

ISBN-13: 9781561794140

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: Focus Publishing

Draw out the best in your children—by understanding the way they learn. If you’re frustrated that your child isn’t learning the way you did, chances are they are too! In this practical resource, Cynthia Ulrich Tobias explains that understanding how you both learn can make all the difference.

Using expertise in education and learning styles,

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Draw out the best in your children—by understanding the way they learn. If you’re frustrated that your child isn’t learning the way you did, chances are they are too! In this practical resource, Cynthia Ulrich Tobias explains that understanding how you both learn can make all the difference.

Using expertise in education and learning styles, Tobias offers practical guidance for teaching to your child’s strengths—both at home and in school—even when his or her learning style is very different from your own. Enlightening and informative, this book will help with these issues:

  • The different ways children perceive and order information
  • Four learning styles and how your style and your child’s may differ
  • How to bring out your child’s greatest strengths
  • Ways to help your child grasp and remember what’s being taught
  • Tips for advocating for your child with teachers
  • How your involvement can increase your child’s success at school
Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, or teacher, this book offers concrete help for guiding the children in your care onto their very best path to learning—now and for a lifetime. Tyndale House Publishers

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561794140
Publisher:
Focus Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
245,877
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 8.40(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Chapter One: What Is a Learning Style?............................................................1
Chapter Two: What Style Are You?..................................................................11
Chapter Three: The Dominant Concrete Sequential Learning Style....................................27
Chapter Four: The Dominant Abstract Sequential Learning Style.....................................39
Chapter Five: The Dominant Abstract Random Learning Style.........................................49
Chapter Six: The Dominant Concrete Random Learning Style..........................................59
Chapter Seven: How Do We Concentrate?.............................................................73
Chapter Eight: How Do We Remember?................................................................87
Chapter Nine: How Do We Understand?...............................................................101
Chapter Ten: How Many Ways Can We Be Smart?.......................................................127
Chapter Eleven: Putting It All Together...........................................................139
Chapter Twelve: The Difference Between Learning Style and Learning Disability.....................149
Endnotes..........................................................................................163
Bibliography......................................................................................164

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was given this book by my mother shortly after I began a job with a local school district. This book is an excellent resource for anyone who is (or plans to be) exposed to kids on a daily basis, parents and educators alike. It explains clearly and concisely some of the learning styles that exist, and how they are different. Carefully and deliberately stressing that no one style is better than another, the author gives characteristics of each in order to help the reader to better understand a child that they may be dealing with.This book is also valuable in helping the reader to determine his or her own dominant learning styles and how to use them to his or her greatest advantage. The text helped me to learn a lot about my own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to learning. It also gave me some insight on how to appreciate others who may react differently to new information, be it academic or otherwise. I have taken a few basic psychology courses in college and was happy to recognize a lot of the sources in the book as reputable individuals. This book is written in an easily readable font and includes anecdotes from the author which help to personalize the information discussed. I found the information very relevant to my own life and, by the end, I wanted to know more about learning styles. Helpful to me was the annotated bibliography at the end. It gives the reader a place to find more information. I will enjoy reading more on the topic and appreciate the author for her dedicated work on the subject.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremely insightful book. Helps you understand yourself and your child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barefoot_in_MN More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book. It's one that I suggest, lend out, & wind up buying more than one copy so I can have more copies to lend! Tobias does a very good job of explaining what each style of learning looks like, how that style affects interactions between parent & child, (including potential for misunderstandings, and tips on discipline) & gives practical ways to use that learning style as a strength & not a weakness. Absolutely everyone either is a kid or has been a kid, right? And we all need to keep learning all through life, right? So we need to grasp how our employees, neighbors, etc learn best. I apply this book to myself, too. This is very practical knowledge that will be useful everywhere you turn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago