What happens to the learning of children who grow up chronically feeling not good enough at learning?Chronic learning performance anxiety negatively affects the learning-health of most of our children.
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When a child is shame-averse to expressing what they are reading, they are, necessarily, less able to learn to read.
What we call their improficiencies are ours. Proficiency stats are mirrors that say more about our proficiency in stewarding their learning than they say about their capacity for learning.
This is an important step towards better understanding the underlying processing issues involved in ‘reading improficiency’ (affecting 6 in 10) as well as ‘dyslexia’ (affecting 1 in 10)
I experienced… the unhealthy shame that exists in our culture of medicine — where I felt alone, isolated, not feeling the healthy kind of shame that you feel, because you can’t talk about it with your colleagues.
Until we attend to the culture of shame that surrounds learning errors, we will be only nipping at the edges of one of the greatest threats to our children’s education.
Refusing to speak or speaking in a whisper spares the child from the possible humiliation or embarrassment of saying the “wrong” thing.
Buying the ‘right’ program and training teachers to use it is not only insufficient, it misorients a school system’s learning.
Research: mental health effects of feeling chronically improficient in the skill areas most important to success in school
“CHANGING TRAJECTORIES” is the final chapter of Phase I of COTC and includes our suggestions and tips for improving the learning trajectories of struggling readers.