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Why multi-sensory input is important to effective learning and remembering.

Using as Many senses as we can when  learning can help us remember more efficiently and effectively! ‘I’m going to be so annoyed with myself when I hear the answer… I know I have heard this and I should know it!’ At present, during lock down I’m using this phrase several times a week, because of… Continue reading Why multi-sensory input is important to effective learning and remembering.

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What skills do we need to be a successful learner?

  To be a successful learner of any kind, whether this is academically or practically you need to have some key ‘critical skills’ and you need to develop behaviors that help you learn! POSITIVE LEARNING behaviors are the foundations to being able to move yourself forward and learn any new skill but to develop and… Continue reading What skills do we need to be a successful learner?

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Accidental Writing ideas to get you through Lock Down!

Did you know the BEST way to learn is to learn accidentally.. without even realising it! When we are relaxed and interested and MOTIVATED and INSPIRED! Dyslexics are GREAT outside the box thinkers and we know often they do not enjoy school because of the structure and constraints of the curricum! How many times have… Continue reading Accidental Writing ideas to get you through Lock Down!

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Dyslexia – The confidence crusher…

Dyslexia the Confidence Crusher… I have had so many messages from pupils saying they feel their teachers don’t understand them and that they wish they did not have to go to school and wishing that they could read better, spell better and write better. My own children are included in this. We have all been… Continue reading Dyslexia – The confidence crusher…

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Dyslexia… 5 things a teacher needs to know about working with dyslexic pupils…

Dyslexia… 5 things a teacher needs to know about working with pupils with dyslexia… I have recently been doing some workshops with parents, they have been really successful and I am really starting to raise the profile of dyslexia and its hidden difficulties in the area where I live. After each workshop I have been… Continue reading Dyslexia… 5 things a teacher needs to know about working with dyslexic pupils…

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Dyslexia… How to fulfil potential when the odds are never in our favour!

           Dyslexia… How to fulfil potential when the odds are never in our favour! So my boy passed his grade 3 trumpet exam… He did amazingly given he was terrified and physically shaking 5 minutes before and nearly didn’t go in! In his words… ‘ next time mum I’ll be nervous… Continue reading Dyslexia… How to fulfil potential when the odds are never in our favour!

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5 things which make the biggest of differences according to the voice of dyslexic children!

5 things which make the biggest of differences according to the voice of dyslexic children! I leave my job as intervention teacher this week! I’m really sad because I have to leave some very special children who I feel I have made a big difference to, but more importantly I’ll miss them because they have… Continue reading 5 things which make the biggest of differences according to the voice of dyslexic children!