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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: July 2002 ISBN: 9780743541367
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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.”  

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  • 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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim Good | 1/22/2014

    " Mel argues that every mind learns differently. He uses several examples of children percieve to be working substandard and shows how if approached in the right manner the learning becomes engaging and rewarding for all. He shows how different areas of the brain function differently creating special challenges. He also gives techniques for aiding the learning process in those who have specific challenges. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 1/19/2014

    " This author approaches his subject matter in a very general/generalized way, not giving many specific examples of individuals and their disorders/struggles. His message, reiterated ad nauseum, is simple: Treat each child as an individual. While this is a great concept, I did not find this author to be a great writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 big star | 1/19/2014

    " Very grateful 2 find n moreover read tiz book, open ma eyes wide open n help me as a teacher 2 c each of ma students as an individual. The author realy awesome in putting his 'brilliant words',im so amazed wit his verbal brain, I got so many vocabularies frm tiz book lol. Two thumbs up 4 the author! U such a bless 4 me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 1/17/2014

    " changes your outlook on how to deal with differences, esp. inthe classroom "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara Stiles | 1/17/2014

    " it was for a class :-/ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 1/9/2014

    " Very insightful book, Mel Levine is brilliant in a down-to-earth way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 12/28/2013

    " I love this book I think it is a book that i will always find time to read and reread many differant parts. It gives me so much hope and understanding into my kids minds and my own for that matter! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamara Dajani | 12/16/2013

    " great book for all parents and teachers to read -- highly recommended "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juli Al-Amin | 12/10/2013

    " A little dry at times but very informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri | 12/10/2013

    " Every parent or teacher should read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanned | 10/4/2013

    " Another Mel Levine book that has helped me appreciate the diversity of minds in my family. It has also helped me help our children understand their own self. I didn't really read it all the way through more a chapter here or there according to what I wanted to know. Recommend this book highly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 7/28/2013

    " Every teacher should read this book so that every child isn't clumped together in learning. It really gives some insight on even helping your own children tap into their own abilities and not focus on the things they struggle with....Great book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth Finlayson | 6/15/2013

    " Really opens one's mind to the way people think. A fantastic exploration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lil Sparrow | 10/27/2012

    " Had to read this for my education class. Basically psychology, with children. Not the greatest fan of psychology, but this book offers some pretty useful ways of parsing and understanding strengths and weaknesses of kids. Not in complete agreement, but definitely useful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Db | 8/9/2012

    " but I have to keep re-reading to fully understand it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 2/15/2012

    " This subject is near and dear to my heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chantal Mcclelland | 2/7/2012

    " Probably a little bit to technical for the average reader ....but those with a background in brain funtion shoudl find it an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leanne | 2/6/2012

    " This is an excellent description of how the human mind processes learned information. Even if you're not a teacher, you will enjoy this book. You'll be analyzing your mind as well as everyone around you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina Barnett | 10/19/2011

    " specialized training of the brain...one mind at a time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 6/17/2011

    " Dr. Levine inspired me to go back to graduate school and become a teacher. Someone out there has to respect the fact that "different minds learn differently". I wish everyone would read this book. If they did, we might be able to change the world......or at least the educational system:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 3/22/2011

    " 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 Linda | 3/6/2011

    " Mel Levine knows of what he speaks...reread this book recently. A must read for all educators "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juli | 2/14/2011

    " A little dry at times but very informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanned | 11/11/2010

    " Another Mel Levine book that has helped me appreciate the diversity of minds in my family. It has also helped me help our children understand their own self. I didn't really read it all the way through more a chapter here or there according to what I wanted to know. Recommend this book highly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Revier | 3/17/2010

    " great book
    i didn't read in completely; i need to check it our again. good read for parents and teachers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/19/2009

    " Really opens one's mind to the way people think. A fantastic exploration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leanne | 6/12/2009

    " This is an excellent description of how the human mind processes learned information. Even if you're not a teacher, you will enjoy this book. You'll be analyzing your mind as well as everyone around you. "

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About the Author

Mel Levine, MD, is professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Medical School and director of its Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning. He is the founder and cochairman of All Kinds of Minds, a nonprofit institute for the understanding of differences in learning, and the author of several nationally bestselling books, including A Mind at a Time and The Myth of Laziness. He and his wife, Bambi, live on Sanctuary Farm in North Carolina.