Monthly Archives: October 2015

Getting that First “A”: DeAnna’s Story of Learning with Dyslexia and ADHD

DeAnna Guetschow is a graduate of Adrian College in Adrian, MI, with a degree in Studio Arts and a minor in English Writing. For DeAnna, her dyslexic tendencies were a bit of a nuisance in school, but not debilitating. It was her Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) that was the larger issue. Combined with the mild dyslexia, DeAnna found it

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Skeletons in the Closet: Smart Tips to Avoid Tech Purchase Fails

While it may seem a little early to start sharing horror stories, this story in particular is too good not to. In a quiet suburban town an elementary school realized that something was missing. They did not have the technological resources to teach students the skills needed to meet state standards. They banded together, secured the money, and purchased new

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Motivating Students with Dyslexia

Written by Matthew James Friday @thefridaystory Thinking About Motivation Thinking of my own brother who was so profoundly disengaged by his educational experiences; thinking of students I teach in my current class or past classes; thinking of students I have tutored outside of school settings; thinking of working with young adult teacher trainees with dyslexia; and thinking of myself as

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