BOOK: Taking the Mystery Out of Learning Styles
—How Your Children Learn and How to Teach Them
Carolyn Morrison & Jennifer Morrison Leonhard
Taking the Mystery Out of Learning Styles is truly “do-it-yourself educational dynamite,” as it shows you how to adapt any lesson to any learning style for any age. Packed with thousands of teaching and learning ideas that can be adapted to every personal need, this book will let you find what works without resulting to the same boring methods, lesson after lesson. Taking the Mystery Out of Learning Styles is an in-depth look at learning styles (visual, auditory, tactile, & kinesthetic) from the perspective of the student as well as from the teacher’s point of view to help you grab and hold your students’ attention with methods that will expand their abilities for lifelong learning success. Teach more effectively to help your students learn more efficiently with these simple, practical solutions that work for all ages. If you have a student who daydreams, can’t sit still, speaks out of turn, can’t keep his hands to himself, or just isn’t “getting” it, he (or she) probably needs his lessons presented in a learning style format that is more suited to his abilities. No-cost presentation methods and around-the-house materials will help you tweak your current lesson plans to fit your students’ learning style needs and help your students get ahead on the road to learning.Your students’ natural tendencies of touching, running, talking, or watching are accurate indicators of their learning styles. Learn how easily you can supplement any lesson with those learning style methods so your children will learn quickly and completely. Don’t waste another day struggling with lessons and teaching methods that aren’t working. Discover how to identify your student’s strengths through his everyday behavior, then use those strengths to teach various subjects. Help your student develop learning abilities in his weaker areas and become a well-rounded learner who will be capable of functioning equally well in all learning situations. These are proven learning techniques that work from the preschool level through college and adulthood.
What sets Taking the Mystery Out of Learning Styles apart from all other learning style teachings is its treatment of tactile and kinesthetic skills as two separate and distinct learning styles. In studying learning styles in order to better teach her own children, Carolyn began to notice that her touch-feely student was not a bouncy go-getter, and her bouncy go-getter was not a touchy-feely learner, leading her to conclude that tactile skills and kinesthetic skills did not automatically go hand in hand. Her continued personal observations of people of all ages and their everyday behavior have been the key to this revolutionary work on learning styles. The learning style techniques in Taking the Mystery Out of Learning Styles have helped countless students broaden their ability to learn, and now they can transform your students, too.
What readers are saying about Taking the Mystery Out of Learning Styles:
“Carolyn, I got your books yesterday!! Thank you so much. I started to read Taking the Mystery Out of Learning Styles, and I only wish I had read this sooner!!! I’m only halfway through, but it has already affected how I see the kids. It just takes on a whole different dimension seeing their behavior as them trying to learn instead of just trying to be difficult. I had no idea. Thank you so much for writing this. I am looking forward to learning more and can’t wait to incorporate some of these ideas. We will be skip counting on the driveway this week!
“I used to just think that all those ‘extra’ learning activities were just for moms who had too much time on their hands and that they weren’t really necessary. Now, my eyes are opened that so many things I just considered extras (the chalk drawing on the driveway, the letter tracing in cornmeal, etc.) are absolutely essential to learning. I had no idea I was missing so many teaching opportunities…I’m so glad I am reading this now. I have been dreading making my very strong-willed 5-year-old girl do school because I know it will be a fight, but figuring out her learning style and catering to that will make it so much smoother for both of us. So, thank you again, and I have to go now so I can read more!” —Charity/GA
“Taking the Mystery Out of Learning Styles is good for all parents who help their kids with their schoolwork—not just homeschoolers!” —Jen/OH
“I realized that my daughter is more of a [kinesthetic] learner after reading Taking the Mystery Out of Learning Styles… We were doing flashcards one day, and she was not having a good attitude about it. I said, ‘Why don’t you jump on the mini-trampoline while I give you flashcards?’ Immediately, the attitude went away and she started jumping and calling off numbers with ease. Not one time did I get a yawn (usually normal while doing flashcards), and something else I noticed is that she wasn’t getting her numbers mixed up. She had a tendency to flip the 6 and 9, and the 5 and 2 upside down, reading one number for the other.” —Sharon/IA
“Taking the Mystery Out of Learning Styles is very useful for parents whose children struggle to learn, whether at home or in a classroom. It helped me understand why my son struggles with some things even though he is a very intelligent child. Understanding him is the first step to helping him learn.” —Kim/IA
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Which book is right for me???
Taking the Mystery Out of Learning Styles and Diagnostic Tools to Help the Homeschooling Parent were written as companion books. Diagnostic Tools to Help the Homeschooling Parent contains four fun and simple quizzes that answer the questions that all homeschooling parents finds themselves asking every June and January: Am I using the homeschooling method that is the best fit for my family? Am I teaching my kids in the way they learn best? Am I doing enough? Diagnostic Tools to Help the Homeschooling Parent is a comprehensive overview for the homeschooling family looking for direction, while Taking the Mystery Out of Learning Styles goes in-depth into each individual learning style. Taking the Mystery Out of Learning Styles covers learning from both the student’s perspective and the teacher’s perspective, offering learning insights for every grade level, for every subject, and for every part of the year. If you are new to homeschooling and looking to purchase only one book, Diagnostic Tools to Help the Homeschooling Parent may be the better choice for you. If you have been homeschooling for several years, are teaching several children, and are looking to purchase only one book, Taking the Mystery Out of Learning Styles may be the better choice for you. If your homeschooling efforts are a daily struggle and you’re nearly ready to give up, you will definitely benefit from purchasing both books! —Carolyn & Jen