Hard Words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read?

September 10, 2018 | by Emily Hanford This article has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail. September 10, 2018 | by Emily Hanford Listen… Continue reading Hard Words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read?

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Scientists Study Barn Owls To Understand Why People With ADHD Struggle To Focus

September 11, 20183:32 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered JON HAMILTON Scientists at Johns Hopkins University are studying barn owls to understand how the brain maintains focus. Meredith Rizzo/NPR Kids with ADHD are easily distracted. Barn owls are not. So a team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is studying these highly focused predatory birds… Continue reading Scientists Study Barn Owls To Understand Why People With ADHD Struggle To Focus

Dyslexia

from: Megha's World Aug 4, 2018 amwriting Emotions Pain Poems Poets “We often confuse what we wish for with what is.” ― Neil Gaiman, MirrorMask I’m suffering from the dyslexia of emotions always getting confused and bewildered when the pain crosses the boundary to get mixed with the love when my longing  for the company is oft met… Continue reading Dyslexia

How a pink hair challenge aided dyslexic girl’s reading

29 August 2018 US & Canada  from https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-us-canada-45229580 When 11-year-old Samyra from Ohio, US was diagnosed with dyslexia, she lost her motivation to read. "She felt very bad about herself," her mum Kris explained. "She was almost embarrassed. She thought there was something wrong with her." So when Samyra told summer camp counsellor Oliver about her diagnosis,… Continue reading How a pink hair challenge aided dyslexic girl’s reading

Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read

By Emily Hanford Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting tens of millions of people in the United States. But getting help for children who have it in public school can be a nightmare. "They wouldn't acknowledge that he had a problem," says Christine Beattie about her son Neil. "They wouldn't say the word 'dyslexia.'… Continue reading Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read

4 Ways to Create a Learner-Centered Classroom

Posted on August 25, 2018by Katie Martin https://katielmartin.com/2018/08/25/4-ways-to-create-a-learner-centered-classroom/ Many classroom management gurus advocate that procedures and policies are the keys to classroom success. Others might tell you rules and expectations or the syllabus are a must in the first days of the school.  Now I am not going to argue that these things aren’t important, they are! But… Continue reading 4 Ways to Create a Learner-Centered Classroom

Children With Dyslexia Are The Canaries in the Coal Mine

by Emily Hanford‏ ,Senior Producer/Education Correspondent, American Public Media. Children w/ dyslexia are the canaries in the coal mine. They need more and better help, but the elephant in the room is that too many schools don't really understand how kids learn to read, and what that means about how they should be taught. Listen on… Continue reading Children With Dyslexia Are The Canaries in the Coal Mine