Publication Date: November 13, 2012
Spring 2013 Pinnacle Award Winner – Best Parenting & Family Book.
A detailed, practical guide to help parents (and teachers!) understand how different personality types learn best. INCLUDES PERSONALITY QUIZ!
The techniques revealed in this book will teach parents specific, research-backed, actionable strategies amassed from nearly 100 reference texts with respect to:
* How to support and encourage their kids’ educations in ways that are best for him or her.
* How to teach their kids the strategies that help them each play to their individual learning strengths.
* Get motivated
* Approach new concepts
* Learn in groups
* Take notes and “file” knowledge
* Tackle homework and test prep
* Gravitate to certain extracurriculars and teachers
* Handle successes and failures
I have seven grown children. Some born to me and some by marriage. While they were growing up I struggled to understand what would work their very different personalities. I had no clue why something would work for one and not the other. I only knew that they were different and reacted differently to instruction and discipline.
As I read I reflected back on my years of homeschooling, I realized that there were simple changes that I could have made in my teaching style. A Parent’s Playbook for Learning could have saved me a lot of sleepless nights and helped prevent some very stressful moments for my children.
The personality quiz that is included with A Parent’s Playbook for Learning helps you discover child’s personality. Knowing what type of learner your child is will help you develop a curriculum that will build on their strengths. I would recommend this to any parent who wants understand how to help their child grow to be successful and happy learner.
Jen completed her undergraduate senior thesis on Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligence and its effect on self-esteem, attendance rates and love of learning in 1994 and in the years prior to founding Kidzmet, she worked in the education industry in various capacities including brand and product management for JumpStart educational software and in marketing for a non-traditional post-secondary certification. Once she became a parent, she started seeing just how differently her kids learned than she did…and was reminded how critical it is that teachers and parents “get” how each unique student likes to learn in order for kids to become engaged, enthusiastic learners. She also started to realize how many parents didn’t know personality-based techniques and strategies that could help their kids learn how to learn better.
Ms. Lilienstein currently serves on the Editorial Board of the National Afterschool Association, the Publications and Platform Committees of the NAA, the Quality Committee of the CA Afterschool Network, and advocates for Afterschool for All with the Afterschool Alliance. She is also a member of BOOST and ASCD. Ms. Lilienstein is also a weekly contributor on the Total Education Network, which is syndicated on 80+ networks and heard by more than a million people in 180 countries around the world.
At home, Jen is Mom to an extraverted seven-year-old daughter–who has already dabbled in music, swimming, gymnastics, ballet, nature, yoga and art–and an introverted four-year-old son who loves to do puzzles, build with LEGOs, examine the lives of animals and insects, and admire anything with an engine. More Book Reviews.