Dyslexia: A gift and a challenge

The Gift of Dyslexia The brains of people with dyslexia are wired differently. They are more capable of globally processing visual-spatial information. Put another way, they tend to be gifted in their abilities of holistic inspection. This means that they are able to see the whole picture of visual spatial information and hold the relationships constant, regardless of how it is moved or rotated in space. This is a significant advantage for working within a virtual space, considering thre [...]

Inspirations to start the year!

Equal is everyone getting the same thing. Fair is everyone getting what they need to be successful. We will always try to be fair, but it won’t always feel equal. On a Beam of Light Welcome back to school! Every year as I begin to work with new students, teachers, and classes, I try to find interesting ways to introduce myself to my new learning communities. For many years I have read one of my favorite picture books called On a Beam of Light by Vladimir Radunsky. (Described here [...]

Activities to build Mathematical Reasoning

Students need many relevant and real world experiences to build their understanding of number and mathematical reasoning. Fortunately, there are many ways to do that easily both at home and at school.A couple of weeks ago, education.com reached out to me to determine if I would consider a guest content from them. They seem to have interesting activities to share and I thought some of you would find it a helpful resource.  Below they share some counting and skip counting activities that coul [...]