Our Educational system is greatly lacking, but is more serious than the people are told. There is a solution. Read below!
Blind Spots: Why Students Fail and the Science That Can Save Them by Kimberly Nix Berens
BOOK REVIEW By LAWonder10:
I feel the information in this book is priceless. There is help for those of us who struggle with children diagnosed with various learning and behavioral disabilities. I would have loved to know about this program when I was raising my son! This not only aids in learning but does not stereotype any individual.
in her book, the author presents the problem with facts, press conference, and examples. She describes the lack of "real data" and the ineffectiveness of the Department of Education as well as our national education "funding" problem. For example, the teacher's claim the scores are down because of a lack of funding for supplies.,, Even when there was more funding, scores were still down. Additionally, in areas where most black, Hispanic, and those in poverty reside, the academic proficiency rating is as low as over 90%! The average graduating High School student is below over 40% of academic proficiency.
She describes why charter and private schools are not the answer and are still lacking in academics.
In her book, the author describes the process her system uses and the results In six months of her program, a child will advance as he/she would in two years of public education. Many who have done this program are no longer clinically diagnosed with dyslexia or other similar learning disabilities. Her system can help any child learn at his/her own level.
This was such an interesting and enlightening book!
I offer Four and a Half Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
"What I am asking you to consider is the possibility that sometimes our beliefs get in the way. Sometimes our beliefs prevent us from making progress, from being effective, from solving problems that really need to be solved for the betterment, not only of our own lives, but of all humanity. Is it possible to hold on to your beliefs but be willing to let go when doing so might make a difference? I think it is possible and I think pragmatism is what makes it possible.”
About Kimberly Nix Berens PhDL
Kimberly Nix Berens, Ph.D., is a scientist-educator
and Founder of Fit Learning.
She co-created a powerful system of instruction based in behavioral science and the Technology of Teaching, which has transformed the learning abilities of thousands of children worldwide, including those who are struggling, average, gifted, or learning disabled.
For more than 20 years, her system of instruction has produced one year's worth of academic growth in only 40 hours of training. Her learning programs effectively target such essential areas as early learning skills, basic classroom readiness, phonemic awareness, reading fluency, comprehension, inferential language, basic and advanced mathematics, logical problem solving, grammar, and expressive writing.
From her early beginnings in a broom closet at the University of Nevada - Reno, Dr. Berens has helped grow Fit Learning to an organization with more than 30 locations worldwide.
She currently lives in Long Island with her husband and two children, where she oversees Fit Learning locations in Long Island, New York City, and Connecticut. Blind Spots: Why students fail and the science that can save them is her first book.
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