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Karina Courage and Compassion Award Winner 2015 – Aidan

Recently, we had pleasure of talking to Aidan,  one of two Karina Eide Courage and Compassion Award Winners recognized because of his leadership, empathy, and dedication toward breaking down stereotypes and silos.

Winners of this competition were extraordinary individuals admired for their kindness, bravery, empathy, and motivation to change the world.  Bravery, empathy and compassion are not uncommon strengths seen among dyslexic […]

Karina Eide Courage and Compassion Awards Winner 2015 – Tori

Tori is one of the two winners of the Karina Eide Courage and Compassion Awards 2015. Fernette Eide had this reflection about Tori’s nomination for the Karina Awards: “We were so impressed with heart that Tori had in wanting to make better schools for other children. Courage and Compassion are sometimes the super strengths that […]

Dyslexia and Science – Amazing Presidential Teacher of Excellence Mark Fairbank

Imagine yourself as a recent college graduate, brand-new in the workforce, rejected from your first job interview – because you are dyslexic. Mark Fairbank asked to be able to use a dictionary during his work interview, but he was denied. Now imagine, years later, receiving an award from President Obama for Teaching Excellence in Math and Science. […]

The Gifts of Being a Dyslexic Teacher

Kudos to Matthew Friday for a beautifully written post on the gifts of being a dyslexic teacher. His experiences in his youth now make him an attentive a metacognitive teacher who richly understands his students’ experiences and their requirements to thrive in the classroom.

 

 

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“Leaping ahead 15 years, I now find that having dyslexia is […]