How Henry Winkler transformed private battle with dyslexia into comedy

Henry Winkler is having plenty of “Happy Days” lately. The 71-year-old beloved actor, best known by fans for his role as leather-wearing greaser Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli in the 1970s hit sitcom, is successfully pursuing another passion. Winkler is the co-author of a best-selling children’s book series based on humorous Hank Zipzer, a fourth-grader with […]

Teacher Tip: The Dos and Don’ts of Fidgets for Kids

Fidgets, like squeeze balls and key chains, are self-regulation tools that promote movement and tactile input. They can be great for kids who struggle with attention, focus and sensory processing. But in my many years as a teacher and parent, I’ve often seen them misused. When I see a child throw a squeeze ball across […]

Boys Who Sit Still Have a Harder Time Learning to Read

Belinda Luscombe, TIME – Dec. 2, 2016 “Anybody who has watched little boys for even five seconds knows that they are exhausting. At school, they tear around the playground, bolt through corridors and ricochet off classroom walls. According to a new Finnish study, this is all helping them to be better at reading.”   Read Full […]

DO THIS, NOT THAT: 7 LITERACY PRACTICES TO DITCH AND HOW TO REPLACE THEM

A great article written by Kasey Kiehl: “We’ve all done it, reflected back on something we used to do while teaching that we would never do again.  When I look back at some of the teaching practices I’ve used, it literally makes me cringe.  Does it mean we were bad teachers?  No.  I’m a believer that […]

Dyslexia Buddy Network: John Rodrigues, Author & Ice Sculptor

Published on Aug 22, 2016 “What an honor to have John Rodrigues as a Champion Chat speaker! John’s life story resonated with our youth. A special treat for the kids was that John helped hand out Award of Excellence ribbons to EVERY kid recognizing their hard work this school year! Be sure to watch the […]

6 Common Myths About Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD) are often the cause of confusion. People with “nonverbal” LD actually have strong verbal skills, yet they still struggle to communicate and connect with others. If you’re new to the topic, this might not make much sense! We can help. Here are six common myths about NVLD. Learn more here: https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/nonverbal-learning-disabilities/6-common-myths-about-nonverbal-learning-disabilities

Great Links About Dyslexia

“A Nation at Risk. Portland, OR: USA Research, Inc.” – The National Commission on Excellence in Education (1984). “A Parent’s Guide to Effective Instruction” – IDA “Adolescents and Adults with Dyslexia” – IDA “At Risk Students and the Study of a Foreign Language in School ” – IDA “Basic Facts and Other Reading Problems” – […]

Disconnected Kids- A book

Just wondering if anyone has heard of this book? Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders (Hardcover) by Dr. Robert Melillo (Author) http://www.amazon.com/Disconnected-Kids-Groundbreaking-Neurological-Disorders/dp/039953475X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1249493221&sr=8-1

Yeah for Bookshare!!!

Check this out: Accessible Books and Periodicalsfor Readers with Print Disabilities Bookshare is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities. Student memberships are currently funded by an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Bookshare dramatically increases the accessibility of books. Bookshare believes that people with disabilities deserve […]

Life in a Jar

I haven’t had a chance to read this, but it looks pretty good. I wondered if anyone has read it that would like to comment on it. This book provides factual studies and the meaning of dyslexia.

Book: Rosa Parks-My Story

If you want a book that talks about segregation this is a great book. Her life is simple and it’s an easy read, but quite interesting!

Book: Number the Stars-Lois Lowry

If you want a safe book that talks about the Holocaust this is a good book for that

Books: History Makers Bios

I went to Barnes and Noble and loaded up on some books I thought my students might be interested in. They are about famous people and the truth about them too! The one’s I’ve read thus far are:Christopher ColumbusGeorge WashingtonWalt DisneyI still have the following two books to read:Thomas EdisonNeil ArmstrongThey are in the children’s […]