Fri

24

May

2013

Q&A: The Unappreciated Benefits of Dyslexia

IN WIRED

BY DANIELLE VENTON  09.20.11  2:10 PM

 

Normally dyslexia is considered a handicap: a mental deficiency that makes reading, long-division and remembering whether letters and numbers face left or right difficult. Challenging this view, learning disabilities experts Brock and Fernette Eide argue that dyslexia is an alternative way brains can be wired — one with many advantages.

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Fri

24

May

2013

Defining My Dyslexia

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Sam Island

 

SAN FRANCISCO — I STARTED cataloging insults in the second grade. Notable put-downs heard outside my special-ed classroom included “dimwinky,” “retardochuckles” and “the meat in the sandwich of stupid.” The last of which, if you think about it, is a seriously impressive use of metaphor for a 7-year-old. I learned all the jokes about dyslexia, and told them to better effect than anyone else. Making fun of myself was my best defense. The other choices — hiding from my diagnosis or accepting myself as limited — didn’t appeal.

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Fri

17

Sep

2010

The Importance of Free Play Activities for Kids

THIS ARTICLE SHOULD BE READ WITH "Free Play Won’t Make Your Child Smarter" which was posted earlier by Mike-Everest 

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Wed

15

Sep

2010

Free Play Won’t Make Your Child Smarter

It might seem odd to think of pre-kindergarten toddlers as students in need of teachers, but the latest research suggests that some form of instruction may help children to better prepare for school.

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Mon

23

Aug

2010

Two PKU Professors on China’s Youth

The China Beat               

Blogging How the East Is Read

 

Two PKU Professors on China’s Youth

By Alec Ash

July 13, 2010 

Also see School Of Hard Knocks

 

In late May and early June, I interviewed professors Zhang Weiying and Pan Wei of Peking University (known as ‘Beida’). I wanted to know what the generation who grew up in the Cultural Revolution thought of the generation who grew up in the Consumer Revolution – and who could be leading China in thirty years. Here’s what they said.

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Sun

22

Aug

2010

School of Hard Knocks

China’s Ivy League Is No Place For Peasants.

As China tries to graduate from the world’s factory to a nation with a strong middle class, its peasants still aren’t ready to make the leap.

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