The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain" by Brock L. Eide and Fernette F. Eide ( - Aug 18, 2011). So far I have found the book to be fascinating, enlightening and scary. I suppose the scary part is okay at this time of year (Halloween) but this book certainly understands me better then I do. Not only that but the authors comment about people in my home town of Richland, Washington.
I plan to write about Dyslexia in a future blog--let me read more and then comment. However, the next few blogs will be about what we want from our school's graduates. What subjects should they study, what curriculum should be promoted and where do teachers fit into the new courses of study? Does distant education have a place in our education system? And (I say the following fondly) where does technology play in our educational system?
I think we're on to a whole new system of education but still based upon John Dewey's cultural transfer of knowledge. I think he would be excited about the changes coming to our schools.
And has been my theme these many blogs, I like to end each blog with the admonishing of my readers to thank a teacher for what they do. I spoke this morning with a nurse who told me she would never be a teacher like her sister--that sister teaches first grade and she works at it night and day....and on weekends. I spoke to another teacher during my vacation and she had just retired from thirty plus years of teaching, mostly in special education. And she told me she was going back part time as she missed her kids. Thank you, teachers of every grade and of every subject. Thank you.