WEBINAR, No Charge
to register: ASK KATHYERIE CANAL WALK 4 LD
275 Miles Across NYS to Raise Awareness that we can Improve Our Brains...one step at a time!
Ellicot City, MD
Bowie, MD & Dover, DE
to register: www.pesi.comFIVE AMAZING ACTIVITIES TO ACTIVATE YOUR BRAIN
October 3, 6:30-8pm
Saratoga Springs Public Library
Saratoga Springs, NYDyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia
October 7,8, 9
Cromwell, Bridgeport & Nanuet, CT
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Idaho Falls & Boise, ID
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Back to School
September 4, 2013
I am so pleased to announce our BRAND NEW Pyramid of Potential website! Check it out, let me know your thoughts, its a work in progress and we would love to hear from you.
The ERIE4LD walk begins in just 4 days! September 8th I begin my journey. Hope to see you somewhere along the route, or at the end for our celebration (look for an invite coming soon), September 28th at Peebles Island Park! If you can't join me on the route you can follow my progess at ERIE4LD, just click on the follow button in the bottom right corner and you will get all my updates right to your inbox!
The leaves have started to change here in upstate New York, the nights are getting cooler and school has started in most places. For many children, students and parents this is an exciting time. For some, it can be a very stressful time.
As the school year begins I'm reminded of my time teaching at my home school and working with children who were struggling in the public school setting.
For one student, nothing was wrong according to her CSE testing, but she was struggling and the frustrations I could hear in her voice were heartbreaking.
One of the first days we were working together, I had her math book from school open to fractions, and I was asking what she had learned. She started crying. When I asked what was wrong, she said she didn't want me to think she was dumb. Out of my mouth came these words, which I hadn't consciously thought: "I don't think you're dumb, I just don't know how to teach you yet."
This one sentence profoundly changed my perspective as to how best to teach an LD child. I started to put the ownership of material learned on me, the teacher, rather than the student. In elementary grades, if the student has learning disabilities, it is up to the teacher to figure out how to help the student. The student simply cannot make herself learn by willing it. If at the end of the day, the material is not learned, who failed?
On this particular day, I was the student, and I learned my lesson well.
And, on this particular day, that lesson brought me to where I am today, hoping to help the countless numbers of other children and parents out there who need another alternative for learning.
Remember, we CAN change our brains.
|Pyramid of Potential: a model to overcome learning disabilities|
For more information visit the all new website at www.pyramidofpotential.com
All my best,