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The Number One Cause of Low Literacy in America?

The Number One Cause of Low Literacy in America?

Reading Instruction! (Note: This article was published in the April 2018 print and online versions of Language Magazine) More accurately stated, the number one cause of low literacy in America is the archaic mental models that constrain the ways we conceive of, design, and deliver reading instruction. Over half of all the K-12 students in […]

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Adult Literacy Tech: Overcoming Self-Sabotaging Habits

According to NAAL data, reading proficiency remains a significant bottleneck to social and economic progress for tens of millions of U.S. adults. Adults struggling with literacy (in their native language) are not only struggling with the inherent difficulties involved in literacy learning, they are struggling with what they learned in the past that is sabotaging […]

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NO MORE INSTRUCTIONAL CONFUSION, GUESSING, OR MIND-SHAME!

NO MORE INSTRUCTIONAL CONFUSION, GUESSING, OR MIND-SHAME! Learning to Read is 1-2-3 (and free!): 1) Click on any word. 2) Try to read word in Pop-up. Can’t? Click word in Pop-up. 3) Repeat Step 2 as needed.  This FREE app turns virtually every page on the web into a page that is easier to read (and a page that helps learners […]

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Early Learning Trajectories: The Obstacle Course Wall

Note: See Demo at bottom of page Convergence Point 1 – Decades of social and economic research, beginning with the Coleman Report and since including Heckman, (Nobel Prize winner) Rolnick (Ex. V.P. of the FED), Hanushek (Hoover Institute) and many others, and decades of developmental neuroscience research, most notably as compiled by Harvard’s Jack Shonkoff, have converged and coalesced into […]

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THE END OF ABSTRACT READING INSTRUCTION

Kids in the future will not be ‘taught’ to read. Every interaction with every word on every device will support them learning to read on their own. We only sense now. We only feel now. We only think now. We only learn now. We are naturally ‘wired’ to learn from what is happening on the living edge of now. Humans learn best […]

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“The Magic Ladder”

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.

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Unhealthy Learning: Chronic Learning Performance Anxiety

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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POLL: Who are you OTHER than who you have learned to be?

What can you say about yourself that is completely unaffected by learning? Please share your thoughts!

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How Shyness Affects Learning Spoken and Written Language

When a child is shame-averse to expressing what they are reading, they are, necessarily, less able to learn to read.

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Do you see what I see? The Child, the Child…

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.

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