The Myth of Laziness
- America's Top Learning Expert Shows How Kids and Parents Can Become More Productive
- Narrated by: Mel Levine M.D.
- Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-27-02
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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In The Myth of Laziness Dr. Levine shows how we can spot the neurodevelopmental dysfunctions that may cause "output failure," as he calls it, whether in school or in the workplace. Dr. Levine identifies seven forms of dysfunction that obstruct output. Drawing on his years of clinical experience he describes eight people - children, adolescents, and adults - he has worked with who exhibited one or another of these problems. He shows how identifying the problem can make all the difference, leading to a course of corrective action rather than to accusations of laziness and moral failure.
With its practical advice and compassionate tone, The Myth of Laziness shows parents how to nurture their child's strengths and improve their classroom productivity. Most important, it shows how correcting these problems in childhood will help children live a fulfilling and productive adult life.
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By Kevin on 08-28-06
A great listen
I am an educational consultant who works with charter schools and am constantly dealing with, in one way or another the issues in this book. As usual Dr. Levine provides great context for me on the issues many learners and educators confront daily. If you are looking for a context to frame issues around getting schools to do as much as is necessary to properly help your student learn, this book will provide you with plenty.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
By JMan on 05-27-08
I ordered this book not knowing what to expect. What I got was a very intelligent set of observations of people with "output failure" from a variety of causes. Although some of the examples are more extreme than anyone I know, I found myself somewhere in the stories of each of these young people. He has thoughtful recommendations and he makes it clear that there are no easy cures, but rather meaningful approaches to let the struggle towards improvement continue.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful