The Magic Ladder is a system of tools (free to schools and families) that has the potential to fundamentally improve the learning trajectories of more than half of the children in the U.S.
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.
What can you say about yourself that is completely unaffected by learning? Please share your thoughts!
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)
No matter how we reenvision the future of work one thing should now be abundantly clear: there will be ever fewer opportunities for human beings who can only perform repetitive manual labor, remember factoids, or perform routine intellectual functions.
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.