Developing confidence in our kids Have you ever experienced failure in something? Perhaps it was a test, an assignment, or something more serious with higher stakes? It can be incredibly frustrating and debilitating; feelings of helplessness, doubt, and condemnation can quickly creep in and, as you know, it takes awhile to recover. Imagine what it’s like being young person with reading difficulties. Their self-esteem and emotions fluctuate as they look around and see 90% of t
Part 1: IKEA & HSBC (How to best teach kids with literacy difficulties) Acronyms make everyday things like business names and laws sound a bit more exciting and often, easier to pronounce. Acronyms like IKEA, ING, TASER and HSBC flow a bit better than “Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryd, Agunnaryd”, “International Netherlands Group”, “Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle” and “Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation”. Education is no exception – especially the world of special education!