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Rediscover the Joy of Learning Paperback – December, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-1889997001 ISBN-10: 1889997005 Edition: 1st
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Don Blackerby's book "Rediscover the Joy of Learning" is an engaging and practical book that is an important resource for anyone involved in the process of learning. In my opinion, it is one of the best examples of the powerful and versatile application of NLP to effective education to date. Readers will find the book well chunked, easy to read and packed with valuable ideas, information and techniques. "Rediscover the Joy of Learning" is a must for anyone interested in effective education. -- Robert Dilts, NLP trainer and author

Over the past 45 years, I have seen and used many worthwhile programs as they came into our educational systems, but I've never been as excited as I am about NLP, as presented in Don Blackerby's book, "Rediscover the Joy of Learning." I first observed NLP's influence on children (including my granddaughter)who we ordinarily evaluate as problem learners, and I was greatly impressed by the growth I saw. The content of this book can have a positive effect on the cognitive and emotional growth of every child (and adult), regardless of status or ability. -- Dr. Peter S. Pierro, Professor of Education, The University of Oklahoma

We have been privileged to have trained and worked with Dr. Blackerby for several years. We have seen many young people who have struggled in the educational system excel using Dr. Blackerby's learning techniques. These students range from "bright but bored" learners to those students who have been labled and served in Special Education Programs. -- P. Frank McKane, Ph.D., Director of The Center for the Study of Literacy

About the Author

Don A. Blackerby, Ph.D., is the founder of Success Skills, a training and consulting corporation in Oklahoma City. He is a former math teacher and college dean. Through Success Skills, he uses Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)to research ways to help struggling students at all levels and ages. He consults with schools and individual students on ways to teach students how to learn and how to use their minds more effectively in school.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Success Skills Inc; 1 edition (December 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1889997005
  • ISBN-13: 978-1889997001
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 6.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #613,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Sharon McCarthy on October 19, 2000
Do you know any children who are struggling in school? Are you aware of any children who have the symptoms of ADD? Can you name any students who are "underachievers"? Would you like to be able to assist these students in putting an end to their frustration with the learning process? If the answer is yes, you must BUY THIS BOOK!
As a parent of a communications handicapped child and an educational consultant and coach, this concise, easy to follow and implement book has shown me and can show you how to positively change students' behaviors, beliefs, lives and dreams.
Dr. Blackerby's book simply and clearly explains how most students struggle in school because they have never been properly taught HOW to learn in the classroom. The system presupposes that because children have learned how to walk and talk and a million other things before they enter school, that they have the skills necessary to know how to learn in a school setting. This is no one's "fault". These faulty assumptions have been inherited through the years and feel natural as though "they are just the way we do things". Taking a hard look at them gives us a real opportunity for some significant changes.
When a child doesn't know how to learn in school, they are constantly frustrated by the tasks given them. Next, their self esteem and confidence drops and sometimes they become behavior problems.
By simply teaching students the visual learning strategies found in this book, students enjoy success where before there was struggle. They come to believe that there is nothing "wrong" with their brain and they have all the resources they need to be good students.
This book is a must have for parents and teachers. Make your job easier by teaching students HOW to learn so they and you can Rediscover the Joy of Learning.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 13, 1999
Having learned about and become an ongoing student of NLP since 1987, I have been anxiously waiting the day when an NLP practioner published a guide on using the field of NLP to help understand and deal with learning disabilities at a more fundamental level.
Don Blackerby has done that with this book.
Especially useful to me were the sections on learning to read visually, ADD, and turning kids on to school or how to affect attitude.
On his section on visual reading, Don points out how some kids start having a difficult time with reading around the fourth or fifth grade. It is that age where new terms, such as "government" and "extra-terrestrial", begin replacing familiar terms, such as "dog" and "family". Without an understanding of these new terms, overall comprehension goes down. For those struggling with reading at this age, Don suggests new terms be learned by developing mental visual pictures of their meanings that are easily recalled. This approach allows for much easier comprehension of the overall reading material.
His definition of ADD was very helpful in better understanding what is happening in a person's mind who has ADD, and what mind-based strategies can be used, as well as changes in beliefs about one's mind, to help those with ADD. If you know someone with ADD that is a poor speller, Don can explain to you why that person is a poor speller, and how that person can learn to become a good speller.
Great book.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sondra Weiss on January 3, 2007
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Informative and very well written in such a fashion anyone can understand it, and use the information with ease. Teaching is an art form as well as a profession and the man is good at both.

This is not a book just for chidren, it applies to all of us, as poor learners as children grow into poor learners as adults and can be held back in the business world as well. I am not a visual learner so I quickly knew how effective his metheods are when I started using them. They work.

I felt good enough about the book to buy a copy for a friend who is a coach and to recommend it to associates who are therapists, counselors, teachers, and have children with learning problems.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Courtois on June 16, 2009
Very interessing book. For those who already know NLP, a lot of understanding of how dyslexia and ADD works, and how to get rid of it.
I recommend it strongly to anybody who want's to know this new way of thinking about what looks like a major problem elsewhere !
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By Bill on January 21, 2012
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Most books do not offer real practical solutions . Ths book not only explained in detail the problem but also gave real solutions. This is a great read for any parent teacher administrator.
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