Education Scotland Parentzone

Education Scotland Parentzone: a very useful website for parents wanting to know more about Curriculum for Excellence, supporting learning at home, Additional Support needs, resources, news, and more.

Great Quotes from Famous People with Dyslexia

I was dyslexic before anybody knew what dyslexia was. I was called ‘slow’. It’s an awful feeling to think of yourself as ‘slow’ – it’s horrible.
Robert Benton

The biggest problem with dyslexic kids is not the perceptual problem, it is their perception of themselves. That was my biggest problem.
Bruce Jenner

Being dyslexic can actually help in the outside world. I see some things clearer than other people do because I have to simplify things to help me and that has helped others.
Richard Branson

I’m a human being, I’m not a machine. I’m 72. I’m dyslexic.
Robert Blake

Being dyslexic, I had to train myself to focus my attention. I became very visual and learned how to create mental images in order to comprehend what I read.
Tom Cruise

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life thinking it’s stupid.
Albert Einstein

It’s a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word!
Andrew Jackson

If children can’t learn the way we teach, then we have to teach the way they learn.
Robert Buck

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

For too long, we’ve assumed that there is a single template for human nature, which is why we diagnose most deviations as disorders. But the reality is that there are many different kinds of minds. And that’s a very good thing.
Jonah Lehrer

Using Video to Reinvent Education

The Khan Academy is an amazing learning resource that allows teachers to:

  • Tap into the skills of some of the best educators in their fields
  • Differentiate learning at a granular level – it makes it much easier to assign different activities at an appropriate level for every pupil in a class, if necessary
  • Monitor and assess both engagement and attainment in these activities

And for students it allows them to:

  • Independently extend their learning in their own time if they want to
  • Take some control over their learning – find for themselves the zone between too easy and too difficult where the most powerful learning occurs