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Midday: Mel Levine on how children learn

Posted at 9:03 AM on February 13, 2007 by Bill Wareham (4 Comments)

This Chautauqua Lecture by pediatrician Mel Levine we'll air at 11 a.m. got a ton of positive feedback when we first ran it a couple of months ago. Levine, the author of All Kinds of Minds, talks about how the brain works, and how children learn.


Comments (4)


Fantastic...oh so true! Why can't this be required listening for all teachers and administrators?

Posted by Michael Reincke | February 15, 2007 9:07 PM


Fantastic...oh so true! Why can't this be required listening for all teachers and administrators?

Posted by Michael Reincke | February 15, 2007 9:08 PM


My efforts 20 years ago to promote concern with learning styles in the classroom suffered from my operating from intuition rather than brain research.

Levine's work needs to be incorporated into the educational environment. Perhaps it would at least help teachers/professors from pressing students to spend too much of their time trying to address their weaknesses (necessary to some extent) rather than identifying and refining their strengths.

I'm retired now so have no forum. But those who do should use Levine's science and insight to address the problems which plague so many of our schools today.

Posted by Sandra Stanley | February 15, 2007 11:16 PM


This was excellent!

As a teacher educator (on sabbatical--which is why I have time to write this), I know that more and more of us are inlcuding the science of the brain in our teacher preparation courses. One of my goals is to encourage more teachers and administrators to learn about and use brain-compatible teaching methods--and it is so exciting to see the results!

Posted by peg lonnquist | February 20, 2007 12:37 PM