The Mystery of Un-Learning

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Have you ever deeply pondered the mystery of learning to read? We take some shapes that we are told are called letters, bunch them together and call them words. Then we string different words together and call them a thought – a sentence.

It’s amazing how the human brain takes in information from varying sources (input), processes it then tells us what to do with it (output).

Many times, we take for granted the things that are easy for us to accomplish. Reading is no exception to that rule.

What would you do if you suddenly lost the ability to decipher what’s written on a paper or in a book? Click on this link and listen to or read about a kindergarten teacher’s experience with exactly that challenge:

I like her indomitable spirit and how she developed a system of reading through writing.

What experience in your son’s or daughter’s like caused you to come up with a creative solution?

Florence is the mother of an amazing teenager; an educational consultant, author, speaker, speech-language pathologist, encourager and perpetual optimist. She shares tips, tools and resources with mothers (and other caregivers) of struggling and/or failing children. She is fiercely committed to helping them develop and enhance their children's foundational skills for learning, to grow them to success in school and life. A believer in the unique learning abilities of all children, she is an advocate for those who learn differently.

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4 thoughts on “The Mystery of Un-Learning

  1. Wow! I am so thankful that I could read this article! That is something I take for granted! Thank you for sharing. That is a great way that she is coping and relearning everything! That would be really tough.

    • Yes, Kristin, when we hear these kinds of stories we are awakened to appreciate the many things we just accept without much thought. You are welcome.

      Isn’t it heartwarming how she keeps working at returning to some state of normalcy? The more I realize how blesses I am, the more I am learning to live with more gratitude and less complaining.