If you haven’t heard John Corcoran’s story, it’s a great one. He became a teacher, never knowing how to read, getting by through good social skills, athletic ability, and cheating with the help of friends. He even taught for 17 years (showing more films and visuals than many other teachers), but left this career […]
Cath Kidston was eager to earn money at the age of 17, so she left school and had a series of jobs that ranged from dog walker, Laura Ashley model, and chocolate packer. Things changed dramatically for her when her father and mother died in quick succession due to cancer. She had to decide […]
I had a great chance to catch up with uber-talented Krista Weltner yesterday. If you haven’t watched her recent Master’s work Partially Compensated, check it out now.
When we posted it to our Facebook feed, here are some of the comments:
“Ok, that made me cry. Wonderful piece.”
“I was watching myself in this and my […]
I recently had a interesting chat with author of Becoming Leonardo, Mike Lankford. Lankford, who may be dyslexic himself. Mike became interested in the back story of Leonardo Da Vinci, a man who at one time was so backward he couldn’t properly learn Latin or Greek or hope to gain a conventional apprentice, […]
I recently had a chance to chat with Yvette Blaess, a lovely young woman who is a model and actress and recent finalist in the Miss World America Pageant. She has also been an advocate for dyslexia and ADD and her personal story is one of gutsiness, perserverance, and reslience.
Yvette told me that […]
Many students with dyslexia thrive with discovery-based learning and learning from exceptions.
Learning from first-hand experiences stimulates personal memory, motivation (novelty), and inductive learning.
Why Discovery-Based Learning Works for Many Dyslexic Learners
stimulates personal or autobiographical memory
increases motivation, novel experiences
ideal for inductive learners – those who learn from first-hand experiences and remember exceptions more than ‘rules’
link knowledge […]