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Advanced reviews for Free Association, Where My Mind Goes During Science Class
“As an affective neuroscientist and an educational psychologist, I can tell you that two things are especially important for children’s school learning: feeling emotionally validated and having a good awareness of one’s own learning. These books offer a rare combination for young students– they teach both of these things!”
Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
University of Southern California
Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute,
Neuroscience Graduate Program Faculty
“The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses is simply an outstanding series of books. By sharing stories about kids who learn in a variety of ways, Barbara Esham helps students who identify with these characters to become more self-confident, and to better understand how they learn. These books are also of great benefit for parents and classmates, because they portray differences among learners in a positive light. They also highlight the importance of environment and parental and teacher support in the cultivation of critical thinkers and lovers of learning. As an experienced educator, I can confidently say that these books should be a staple in every elementary classroom”.
Dr. Corinne Hyde
Professor (Teaching) of Clinical Education Ed.D.,
University of Southern California
“Today’s children are taught to pay attention at all times, follow rules unquestioningly, and do well on one-size-fits-all tests. Mountains of psychological research clearly shows how none of this is conducive to creativity and innovation. In The Adventure of Everyday Geniuses series, Esham knows her cognitive psychology and the best ways to learn and create. She brilliantly presents entertaining, relatable stories while highlighting the importance of individual differences and the use of imagination and daydreaming. I really wish I read these books when I was younger, I know I would have felt a lot better about myself!”
Scott Barry Kaufman
Cognitive psychologist at NYU specializing in the development of intelligence, creativity, and personality; Co-founder of The Creativity Post, a non-profit web platform that features quality content on creativity, innovation and imagination. Contributing writer for Beautiful Minds for Psychology Today, Scientific American, Harvard Business Review, and Huffington Post.
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We received the following book reviews from Victoria, a wonderful student with the insight and compassion often associated with individuals “gifted” with dyslexia! Please read!
Stacey Coolidge’s Fancy-Smancy Cursive Handwriting
I very much liked this book because it reminded me of myself. I think this book is about a student with dysgraphia who doesn’t understand why she is having a hard time writing when it seems easy for everyone else. It was very informative, and even though the teacher didn’t use the name dysgraphia, she still gave the student very good advise. This is almost exactly what happened to me in the 2nd grade. I think a student that is struggling would feel like this book provided them with confidence because they would understand better what was happening. I would rate this book an 9 out of 10 and think it would work best for students in grades 1-4.
Last To Finish
I liked this book too and again, it reminded me of me! This book is about a student who is having trouble with his timed math facts tests but he is doing high school level algebra just for fun. Like the character, I am horrible at math facts but a wiz at other math. I think this book might be about a student with dyslexia / dyscalula. It is very accurate to what happens and how we feel in the classroom during timed tests when our minds freeze up. After a struggling student read this book, they would feel like they are not alone and that if they made this into a book, it must be a common problem. I would rate this book 9 out of 10 and think it would work best for students in grades 2-6.
Mrs. Gorski, I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets
This is the story about a student who had a hard time focusing in class and helped come up with the solutions to help himself. Often, kids like us, can come up with creative solutions if we are made a part of the process. I think this book is about a student with ADHD and I think many kids can relate to it, even if they don’t have ADHD or just have dyslexia. This book helps teacher students creative problem solving and self advocacy skills. The message in this book is that each person learns differently and sometimes the general solution doesn’t work. Students who read this book might also recognize things in other kids in their class. I would rate this book 8.5 out of 10 and think it would work best for students in grades 3-6.
If You’re So Smart, How Come You Can’t Spell Mississippi?
This book is GREAT and was my favorite of the series!! Kids will realize “It’s not only me! Many people have this and if they got past it, so can I!”. This is the story of a student who’s Dad is dyslexic and is puzzled because his dad can’t help him spell Mississippi. He decides to go to the library to do some research because his dad’s stories remind him of a kid in his class. He finds out that many great minds in history are thought to be dyslexic and improved our world! He wonders if the school knows about all these great people. The kids that read this book might become the next Thomas Edison or Albert Einstein or maybe even Walt Disney! This is a very motivating book and the student who reads it, might see their classmates in a different light. I would rate this book a 10 out of 10 and think it would work best for students in grades 1-6.
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