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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (538 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mel Levine Narrator: Mel Levine Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Different minds learn differently. That's an issue for many children, because most schools still cling to a one-size-fits-all education philosophy. As a result, children struggle because their learning patterns don't fit the schools they are in. Learning begins in schools, but it doesn't end there. Frustrating a child's desire to learn will have lifelong repercussions.

In A Mind at a Time, Dr. Mel Levine shows parents how to identify these individual learning patterns. He explains how parents and teachers can nurture a child's strengths and deal effectively with weaknesses. This type of teaching produces satisfaction and achievement for all students.

There are eight fundamental systems of learning that draw on a variety of neurodevelopmental capacities. Some students are strong in certain areas and some are strong in others, but no one is equally capable in all eight. Drawing from actual case studies, Dr. Levine shows how parents and children can identify their strengths and weaknesses to determine their individual ways of learning.

We must pay attention to individual learning patterns, to individual minds so that we can maximize children's performance in school and in life. In A Mind at a Time, Dr. Levine shows us how.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Clear, practical suggestions for fostering self-monitoring skills and building self-esteem add the most important elements to this essential—yet challenging—program.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “A must-read for parents and educators who want to understand and improve the school lives of children.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Levine, a pediatrician with thirty years of experience, offers a straightforward look at why some children struggle with learning and behavior…Levine offers a practical model for learning that takes into account a wide spectrum of ability and will help parents and teachers understand and manage weak school performance.”  


  • A Mind at a Time is a wide-ranging exploration of the myriad ways in which young minds differ, coupled with vivid and useful recommendations about developing those minds to the fullest.” 

    Howard Gardner, John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor in Cognition and Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christina | 2/9/2014

    " Fantastic book exploring the different facets of our minds. Excellent resource for teachers, parents, and anyone interested in examining their own mental strengths and weaknesses. Also includes tips for improving weak areas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lois | 2/3/2014

    " This book is very interesting, informative and thorough, but I'm going to have to put it down for now. I have too many other things I need to read/focus on... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vicki weiner | 2/3/2014

    " Teachers and parents cannot try to teach kids in the same way. Every child has their own strengths and weaknesses..and the book breaks down the various intelligences into different categories. In order to reach every child, a teacher should know the different categories and be able to recognize if their students are strong or weak in each. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cathy Campbell | 1/29/2014

    " Good social skills information and learning styles. Megan Scatena went to a school district sponsored seminar by the author of this book and recommended the book to me. Additionally, Jason's school sponsors talks by the author. I am two chapters into the book and finding it very interesting! It talks about the different ways in which students and children process information and where different breakdowns may occur. It also presents quite a bit of information on social skill issues. "

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