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A Home Run Hit with Humorous Poetry

Education Prof Benita Bruster was invited to work with five 4th grade boys identified as struggling readers.

When she asked them to suggest a favorite poet, the response was not unexpected “Poetry is dumb”, “Girls like poetry”, etc.

When she asked about a favorite musician, she got a rousing response – but then she countered with, […]

The Belief of Fathers – Happy Father’s Day

This post is for all those great fathers who never lost sight of the young men or women their children could become.

Here’s a story from the past – some of the experiences will sound familiar:

“Several of my uncles and aunts had tried to teach me to read, and because they could not, and because […]

This is Your Brain on Words [Premium]

In breaking research from UC Berkeley, researchers have found a complicated filing system when it comes to how we process words that we hear. While listening to stories, individual words triggered tiny activation explosions all over the brain associated with word associations – “Words were grouped under various headings: visual, tactile, numeric, locational, abstract, temporal, professional, […]
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Sally Gardner, Gifted Writer, Artist, and Thinker

“For years I was called the dyslexic writer and dreamed of the day that would stop and now it has. I’m a writer who happens to be dyslexic. So to dyslexic children reading this I say, stand up, stick your head up. It’s taken me years to be proud of having dyslexia. So if […]

Writing Talents in Dyslexia – Nobel Poet William Butler Yeats

“Several of my uncles and aunts had tried to teach me to read, and because they could not, and because I was much older than children who read easily, had come to think, as I have learnt since, that I had not all my faculties.”- William Butler Yeats

Who would have guessed that William Butler […]