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Teaching Kids about their Brain

“In a well-known body of research, Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck has demonstrated that teaching students about how their brains work—in particular, that the brain is plastic and can develop new capacities with effort and practice—makes a big difference in how constructively kids deal with mistakes and setbacks, and how…


Why Reading Strategies Aren’t Working

Your child has reading instruction in school, but is still struggling. Many schools use Whole Language teaching strategies that not only don’t work for kids with dyslexia, but can also be damaging to their reading growth. For Those with Dyslexia, Whole Language is a Coping Mechanism, not a Strategy by…

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What do you do when you don’t know the code?

Code-based and meaning-based reading are two hotly debated methods for teaching reading. I am firmly on the side of code-based instruction. Meaning can’t come if a child can’t read the words. From the article Code-Teaching or Code-Breaking? by Dianne Murphy, “Teaching the relationship between these two codes is the focus…