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Fixing Weaknesses Or Building Strengths–Part I: Overview

The results of our survey are in, and there’s lots to share! This post will be an overview.

Let us start by saying, “Thank you!” All told you provided over 900 responses in under 2 days! With this kind of involvement we can truly do great things together in crowdsourcing dyslexia!

In this post, we’ll give an overview […]

Sensory Distraction and High Creativity

Interesting report from Northwestern University found that people with “leaky attention” are more likely to have higher levels of real-world creativity.

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“…creative achievement in our study was associated with leaky sensory gating. This phy- biological effect concords with our prior behavioral evidence that creative achievement is associated with leaky attention (Zabelina et al.,2015), and demonstrates that […]

Free Coursera Course – Supporting Kids in Reading and Writing

Started Today!  Free Coursera course with Dr Jenny Thompson from the University of Sheffield. For those of you unfamiliar with Coursera, these are MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. Anyone can watch the videos, take quizzes, and try their hand at assignments for free, but certificates of completion are also available for a small fee.  Join […]

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 […]