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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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How to Not Hate and Dread High School

It’s not easy. There are lots of reasons to hate or at least strongly dislike high school. What if you’ve done what you could to self-advocate and educate your teachers and classmates, but can’t help but dread going back to school every day? Here are some tips from others like you who got […]

Singer Songwriter Freya Ridings

“I struggled so much at school with dyslexia, and I really found it so difficult in so many ways. When I found music, it just became an anchor that got me through the hardest school years…I couldn’t read music, and all my music teachers gave up on me one by one because I couldn’t […]