I’ve done some “eye reading” this week and some “ear reading.” These terms are used by Ben Foss in his book “The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning. He reminds us that the it is important to see the overall goal and not get over focused or confounded by the method of reaching the goal. Our goal is learning. Eye reading, or reading with one’s eyes, is only one mode of transmitting knowledge. Ear reading, or listening to text is another. There is more than one way to do almost anything. Our job as educators, is to help each child find the way that works for them, and then, to make each child an advocate for their own learning style.
Periodically, in this newsletter, I will share short reviews of books I am reading and I would like to offer this newsletter as a format for you to do the same. If you have a good book from which you think others would benefit, please send me the information and I will post it in a regular section called “The Books We are Reading”. (See below)
On another note, Monday and Tuesday mark the start of the Jewish New Year. It is a time of introspection and offers a fresh start going forward. Crossroads School is undergoing a New Year filled with teamwork and a renewed dedication to our core mission. I wish us all a happy, healthy and successful New Year.
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