Dyslexia, Reading Workshops

Demystifying Instruction

The more I visit schools and read education bulletins, the more I feel like Alice in Wonderland. Nothing is as it seems, and the simplest...

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Dyslexia, Reading Workshops

How Did You Learn to Read?

I bet someone taught you: your teacher, your mom, your uncle, your neighbor, your big sister, Big Bird. Many people delude themselves into...

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Dyslexia, News, Reading Workshops

Reading and Mountain Climbing

The La Paz airport stocks stretchers and oxygen for people who collapse in the thin Andean air. Visitors to Machu Picchu are told to work...

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Annual Conference, Dyslexia, News, Reading Workshops

When everybody plays….

…we all win! That was the Microsoft Super Bowl commercial for their Xbox adaptive controller for children with disabilities. That is...

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Annual Conference, Dyslexia, Reading Workshops

Data, Data Everywhere

What information should we collect? About whom? By whom? Why are we collecting it? Is it descriptive or predictive? Who is analyzing it?...

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Annual Conference, Dyslexia, Reading Workshops

A Deeper Dive

I keep hearing about the value of “diving deeply” into a topic or activity. Next week’s IMSE (Institute of Multi-Sensory Education)...

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Annual Conference, Dyslexia, Reading Workshops

Silver Bullets

In the realm of magical thinking, education is a wonderland of silver bullets and miracle cures. Buy this! Do that! Your students will...

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Annual Conference, Dyslexia, Reading Workshops

Feeling Blue?

I would, too, if I were a child today. Standards are higher; school days are longer; homework is endless; free play is suspect; kiddie...

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Annual Conference, Dyslexia, News, Reading Workshops

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Vacation

At this very moment, the Grinch is creating those joy-killing Vacation Homework Packets. Don’t let him get the best of you. As your...

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Dyslexia, Reading Workshops

Listen Up!

A speech pathologist recently reminded me that, on any given day, about one third of the students in Grades K-2, can’t hear the teacher....

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