How well does dyslexia fit into the Simple View of Reading?
| March 12 2023The simple view of reading is ever present in the Science of Reading movement. But does it fully capture those of us with dyslexia?
An Enabling Context for Hard Work
| April 6 2022
I challenge us to collectively stop and reflect on the work needed to enable kids to develop into independent learners equipped with the life skill of literacy. Much of the discussion on social media and elsewhere around this work is adult-focused. Well-meaning adults ponder, speculate, and debate a host of questions. W...
Dueling Views of Dyslexia
| October 21 2021Cultivating dialogue around dyslexia requires an honest discussion of assumptions and perspectives.
The more things change, the more they stay the same
| July 25 2021We disagree on how to address this problem with warring factions camped out within the educational landscape. Part of this entrenchment results from dissent that arises about how best to understand and teach reading. There may be a consensus that reading matters, but there is also disagreement about how we should go about teaching reading. And dissent around this topic is made just that much worse by the complexity of what it takes to educate children to read..
Overcoming and Removing Obstacles to Realize Success
| July 22 2021We aren't going to remove every obstacle that a person will face in life. But we should strive to remove those obstacles that we can, especially when we have learned how to overcome and remove them as a society. Life is hard enough just dealing with the obstacles that we can't make go away. So why make it any harder on ourselves by leaving those obstacles that we can remove standing in the way of our success.
- How well does dyslexia fit into the Simple View of Reading? Mar 12, 2023
- An Enabling Context for Hard Work Apr 6, 2022
- Dueling Views of Dyslexia Oct 21, 2021
- The more things change, the more they stay the same Jul 25, 2021
- Overcoming and Removing Obstacles to Realize Success Jul 22, 2021