Recent studies show that the average student retention rate is 15 percent and that America spends over $14 billion dollars annually to reteach these students. To remedy this alarming trend, Dr. Linda Wilson provides instructional strategies to help students not only learn better but also retain the information they are taught. When teachers incorporate the learning styles in planning and implementation, students will achieve real learning and never be bored again. How Students Really Learn includes kinesthetic, auditory, and visual learning opportunities for students in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, as well as steps to create assessment strategies and tips on how to implement them. For parents, school administrators, pre-service and inservice teachers, and community members, the book offers tried and true student learning opportunities.
How Students Really Learn has renewed my excitement for teaching! Packed with tips and a wide variety of teaching strategies, this book is a must-read for anyone in education. The staggering statistics from how children learn to differences in gender are mind blowing. Dr. Wilson has compiled an astounding amount of everyday household items that can be used in the classroom as tools for teaching and, most importantly, learning.--Barbie Underwood, second-grade teacher, Limestone Elementary, Sand Springs, Oklahoma