Robin Landry Singer/Songwriter.

“Neuro Linguistic Programing (I had no idea what it was before I read this book), means involving the 5 senses, to give meaning and order, and then to use it to achieve specific results. As GayeLouise O’Brien teaches in her book, NLP Essentials for Teachers, using this skill-set can help bring out the best in your students.
Since there are different types of learning methods, and using the one specific to each child can help them learn, O’Brien gives a step-by-step outline on what those different learning styles are. She even uses pictures to make it easier to understand.

Some people are extroverts, so O’Brien gives pointers on how they like to work. Some people are introverts and like to work in groups of 2-3 rather than the larger audience of the extroverts. Knowing this can help a teacher to break students into the kind of groups that will help them to learn better.

There are visual learners, kinaesthetic learners, auditory learners, and then there are students with ADHD, and dyslexia. O’Brien first teaches how to identify these different types of learners, and then she points out how best to teach them.

O’Brien talks about metaphors and how they can tell a story by creating pictures in the minds of students, evoking emotions which helps the student to both understand, and to remember the lesson better. Music do this so well which explains why some songs stick with us our entire lives.

I would highly recommend this book for both teachers, and also to parents who are really our children’s’ first teachers. One style of teaching does not fit all, but as O’Brien teaches, all of the different ways of learning can be incorporated into one classroom.”