Reading is complex

People with dyslexia have trouble matching the letters they see on the page with the sounds those letters and combinations of letters make. And when they have trouble with that step, all the other steps are harder. via What is Dyslexia? — IDEADECO


The scientific study of dyslexia is likened to blind men ‘looking’ at an elephant.

How can teachers be better supported in identifying dyslexia in the classroom? Read on for less obvious clues… via Dyslexia: Finding the elephant in the classroom. — thinkpix

You may get into a charter school but there is no assurance they will keep you.

Dr. Yohuru Williams, scholar and dean of the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, writes in The Nation about the sleight of hand played by advocates of school choice. The choice they offer is actually a “Hobson’s Choice,” meaning no choice at all. If you leave your public school, you defund it, harming the […] via… Continue reading You may get into a charter school but there is no assurance they will keep you.

Dyslexia Games

Hello again! I’m just really really enjoying our homeschool materials this year, so I thought I’d share more about what we are using! We began adding some Thinking Tree journals for this year, and already I’m seeing great results! Read more about the journals HERE and our first week of using them HERE! Dyslexia Games […]… Continue reading Dyslexia Games

A new education and gaming platform intended to help dyslexic learners acquire skills

Special education stands as a constant question mark for K-12+ administrators. This branch in any institution faces more challenges than any other department and is the recipient of a huge amount of budget dollars. Learners with dyslexia track with their peers in many subjects and aspects of the learning process, but reading is a struggle.… Continue reading A new education and gaming platform intended to help dyslexic learners acquire skills

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia And Waldorf Homeschooling

There are often posts about children who have dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia on the Waldorf homeschooling facebook groups. One of our children was diagnosed with all three of these some years ago, so I have some experience with dealing with this in combination with Waldorf homeschooling. I say “some experience” simply because one child does […]… Continue reading Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia And Waldorf Homeschooling

Why Reading Aloud Made Cuban Cigars Great

While reading aloud is my passion and what I do- because it makes a marked difference in learning- I always write about reading aloud to children. Well, there’s more. Adults. The proof of reading aloud making a difference is in the high quality of Cuban cigars. It’s a great story, one of my favorites. Reading […]… Continue reading Why Reading Aloud Made Cuban Cigars Great