Touch typing is a great time saver for your kids in these fast paced times. They can certainly become more productive by learning this valuable skill. A small investment of time will pay off in more ways than you can imagine. Come along to our Sunday classes at Brighton Grammar. You won’t be sorry. #sallyteach#touchtypinglessons
Our first Westmark School and Landmark West reunion on Saturday night was a great success! Alumni from 1990 to 2011 joined us at the Sportsmen’s Lodge for an evening of re-connecting, eating, drinking, dancing, and lots of great memories. Thank you to everyone who came and we look forward to the next one! #Alumni#AlumniReunion#WestmarkAlumni#GoLions
Have you always loved to read? If not when did you fall in love with reading? I HATED reading as a child. I have dyslexia and so learning to read was torture. I was put in an intense reading program at age 6 until age 10 (I think) and oh boy it was the worst thing or so I though at that age. I had to read 3 books every night and was pulled out of class all the time, plus I had ridiculous testing with a specialist. What I remember most from those days is crying A LOT. And while I hated the program it was so so worth it. The only bad thing about the program was the strong aversion to reading that I developed. It wasn’t until the summer before my freshman year of high school that I started reading for enjoyment. My best friend forced me to read a book and let me tell you it took me the whole summer to read a 200 page book but after that I was in love! I fell in love with how books transport you to magical places. Life was hard that summer so being transported to new and magical worlds was exactly what I needed. I’ve been an avid reader ever since. What’s your reading story? •
teachers will do things that will touch you in ways you, and they, cld never imagine. Nate was so excited to show me this. This is a list of ppl with autism and look at the note! To know that Einstein was dyslexic AND autistic just like Nate gives him so much pride in who he is #thankyouteachers#autism#autistic#dyslexia
Sia's song lyrics "The Greatest" are awesome! Very encouraging ! Don't give up , no no no ' . Be passionate about anything you do, whether a student or a teacher, a dyslexic or a therapist. With Passion and determination anyone can reach their goals and beyond. #a2zreading#dyslexia#passion#thegreatest#sia#struggles#success www.a2zreading.com
Today’s #homeschoolinstagrammers challenge is digital curriculum. We use a couple, but this wonder of wonders is MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach. It has been an incredible tool for helping Mr. T combat #dyslexia .
He’s been using it for just over a year and is reading remarkably well now. The blessing of homeschooling has allowed us to move at his pace and kept his love of reading alive and growing.
I am so thankful that even though it’s been a struggle for him, I often catch him in the reading nook in the afternoons or under his covers with a flashlight and @thegreenemberofficial just a little past bedtime. And I think his current success is definitely due in large part to this program.
Here it is...my home away from home...my classroom sweet classroom ☺️ I’ve poured a lot of time and love into this little space. I hope you’ll find it as welcoming as my students do! 💕
The lower table is where my littles meet and work. My older students equally prefer to sit at the lower table and the table with the rolling stability ball chairs. 🛋
I have one other table in my room where I pull small groups when I’m tutoring or individual students if I’m testing. I forgot to get a picture bc it’s where I’m standing 🤦🏽♀️....I’ll show you that tomorrow 😉
Win a Kindle Oasis!
The device everyone’s been waiting for... top-shelf #kindle and #Audible ready. And did you know it’s waterproof? Now you can read worry-free poolside, in the bathtub, and even in the #pnw •
Just a couple days after our #dyslexia interview was published in the local newspaper, Will was offered a spot at the one elementary school in the district where there are teachers trained in Orton Gillingham instruction, and there is no “wait to fail” requirement before being allowed to work with them. It is a mystery how we went from being so far down on the waiting list that we had virtually no chance of getting in, to suddenly having a spot. 🤷🏻♀️ Maybe a bunch of 4th graders really did move away, or maybe everything I’ve done really did matter after all. Anyway, we are going to try this instead of homeschooling for a while. #saydyslexia#dyslexiaisreal#1in5#dyslexiamom#empoweringdyslexics#teachmychildtoread#untileverychildcanread#buckleuptoughkid#braverstrongerkinder
If you’re a college student struggling with a paper, take advantage of your campus writing center. If you’re not in college, ask your peers, teachers or parents to help you talk through your ideas and get them on paper. If you already have a draft written, the extra pair of eyes is helpful to catch typos, spelling mistakes, or incomplete details and ideas.
Your teachers and peers can be great resources for solidifying topics you are learning. Talk with your teachers to be sure you understood the material, and talk through the main ideas of the lectures with your peers to help form your own thoughts and understanding.
Request extra time on tests. Extra time on examinations is a necessity. The amount of extra time cannot be determined from testing but should be based on your own experiences. The first time you request this accommodation, you might want to request double time.
I wage war with my words. They enlighten, empower and transform. But how can words ever truly express pain and mental struggles. Words are inadequate. As am I.
I read a book by a young author about her struggles with dyspraxia. Reading it was like coming home. This is me I sang! What I have been feeling all my life has a name - I have a new voice and discourse with which to speak.
The young lady has written about how words were her comfort; her solice against a world she didn't always understand. And how I wept. For my words were often robbed by dyslexia.
I want to write - but my dyslexia steals the words that form in my brain before I can commit them to paper. My words are lost.
I want to write - but my depression robs me of my passions. I am apathetic to life.
I want to write - but my exhaustion drives me to rest, leaving no time for taxing thoughts
I want to write - but my brain fog clouds my brain and I cannot form a sentence aloud let alone write coherently.
I want to write but this has been robbed from me time and time again.
Welcome to the hub of my studio... my awesome old armchair! This is where I do all my thinking, designing, daydreaming, brainstorming and staring off into the cornor 🤣🤣
My great aunt's antique coffee table doubles as my worktable, as you can see I have about 3-4 different projects on the go. I tend to get bored and lose focus which is why my place looks in utter chaos to most.
However to my brian is organise chaos 😊
I simply put it down to me being extremely dyslexic and have learned to embrace it!
Okay. I started Bryce in a program called Barton. Basically Susan Barton took the Orton-gillingham (OG) approach and changed it a bit and made it more accessible than OG.
I had heard that Susan responds personally to phone calls and emails. This is where it's at. I emailed her a thank you and told her about Bryce and she responded in less than a day.
A little motivation for you all as we head into the school year! 😏
We know how much time and effort it takes to go the extra mile for your students. It may leave you feeling exhausted and hoping that all of your hard work and time will pay off in the end - but what if you didn’t have to feel like that?
We are offering training on how to deliver LIFE-CHANGING Literacy Intervention. You will get Step-By-Step training with done-for-you comprehensive curriculum!! Feel confident in the growth you can expect from your students this year by going the extra mile and checking out the link in our bio for more information!
These moments right here are why we homeschool. Reading has been such a challenge for her. If she had been in traditional school she would have been pushed to keep up rather then allowing her the time she needed to let her ability grow. Last year was a huge year for her and I’m so excited for what this year brings. She said “mom, I’m not even scared to try to read my script out loud now, I know I can do it.” That, that right there, makes all the hard, am I ruining my kid moments worth it! #Homeschool#WhitneyMarie#Dyslexia#NotHeldBack
As well as being a life coach I also work with my husband in our business which uses videos and online tutoring sessions to teach mindmapping to dyslexic teenagers. For the next three nights we’re running workshops for dyslexic teenagers and their parents to find out a bit more about mindmapping and how it can help.
I get the privilege of encouraging the parents that they’re doing a great job and of looking every dyslexic teenager in the eye and telling them to hang in there and find what works for them because they have a superpower and they’re destined to change the world!
Tomorrow I’ll be interviewing my good friend John Wells on my weekly radio show - The SoulKraft Show on @stirlingcityradio . The topic of the show this week is a goodie - Overthinking! .
John has a truly incredible story to tell. He battled PTSD after a horrendous car crash, had serious mental health problems for a number of years and having left school with no qualifications and the challenge of dyslexia, successfully graduated from University. He’ll be talking about how much volunteering helped him in his life, and how he stays fit to stay well. His most remarkable achievement to date? 2 years ago when he managed to successfully climb to Mount Everest Base Camp raising nearly £4,000 for Falkirk District Association of Mental Health - an organisation close to his heart. .
If you want to hear Stirling’s own Bear Grylls/Forrest Gump’s story, be inspired, and have a good giggle then I really hope you can tune in from 6pm www.stirlingcityradio.com #mentalhealthawareness#recovery @bbcradioscot #hope#courage#dyslexia#volunteering#funtimes#overcomingobstacles#lifeafterdepression#successstory#nevergiveup#helpingothers#inspiration
Dyslexia is no joke, it’s been the bane of my existence for as long as I can remember and high pressure situations bring it to the surface. The good news is I notice a huge improvement when I’m in a positive head space instead of thinking “I’m a fucking idiot why can’t I do this?” So for all you people out there going through the problems of dyslexia just know you’re not stupid...your brain just isn’t making the proper connection at the right time. But your brain can be trained with positive practices 😊
Do you ever consider the paradoxes in your life?
I am a writer with dyslexia.
I am an extrovert with anxiety.
I am an optimist with depression.
I am a cook with anorexia.
My life is but a maze of antonyms and I wonder why I am left confused.