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Celebrity Chef, James Martin

 
“I failed cookery in school because I was dyslexic,
still am. Severely dyslexic. I’ve never read a book
in my life.”
James Martin is one of the world’s most successful TV chefs even though he was given failing grades at cooking school for not being able to write down all the details of his recipes. […]

DYSLEXIA AND THE NURSING PROFESSION

‘‘Nurses with dyslexia [. . .] can use a multidimensional approach to patient care and can visualise a patient as an integrated whole. They can connect with a patient in way that integrates the art and science of nursing…(Dyslexic nurses) use ‘‘novel and creative problem solving measures that show an exceptional understanding of patients’ […]

The Teacher Who Didn’t Know How to Read

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 […]

[PREMIUM] Letting Go

It’s a rare person who can survive the early school years of dyslexia without some trauma. As a result, even young children have to find some way to let go of thoughtless comments, bullying, and worse. Some students starting the school year will be fighting symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder because their experiences were […]
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African Expedition and Conservation Leader ANGUS WINGFIELD

Recently, I had a chance to catch up with Angus Wingfield, an African Expedition leader who works both with scientists and non-profit community groups to rescue and save animals in the wild.

Angus’ early experiences in school were like many profiled in this magazine, but fortunately he lived in the countryside and his mother let […]

When Spelling Words Don’t Stick

From this book from Nancy Mather and colleagues, a 5th grader was shown a word from her adapted spelling list, then asked to write it from memory. Needless to say, the exercise was quite frustrating for the student.

From the authors: “Her teacher next showed Nalan the word science, then covered the word, and had […]

[PREMIUM] Tips for Listening in Foreign Language Classrooms

Although for some dyslexic students the listening component of foreign language classes is an area of strength, many have significant challenges that teachers should be aware of in order to have a successful year. MULTISENSORY AND EXPLICIT INSTRUCTION TO HELP WITH AUDITORY DISCRIMINATION Dyslexic students can have significant challenges in the auditory discrimination of quick […]
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