THE DYSLEXIA PARADOX

To date, the earliest that a reading disability/dyslexia (RD) can be reliably diagnosed is in second grade and most exhibit enduring reading impairments throughout adolescence and into adulthood. However, research has shown that intervention is most effective in kindergarten and first grade and that intensive instruction for “at risk’ beginning readers” can help many of…

THE POWER OF ONLINE LEARNING

Last week, I delivered two workshops; same content, materials, and chance for questions and answers. First event: 15 people showed up. Second event: 150 people attended and many more will access via archive. What was different? I presented the second workshop from my office online via the Internet to people all over the US. Distance…

THE FORGE

I’m teaching Geometry. I have only 4 of 8 kids in class so we’re doing independent work on the concepts each individual struggles with the most … everyone is doing something different. As we move through various work, I’m metacognating about how much I push when a student is reluctant to engage with more depth…

IF YOU TEACH IT. . .

We have all heard the prediction, “If you build it, they will come,” well portrayed in the movie “Field of Dreams.”A wonderful little book titled, “Flight Plans,” by Mary Jo Koch, prescribes, “Follow your bliss, but make a flight plan.” Dreams and bliss are wonderful to entertain, yet for many are out of reach because…