The more things change, the more they stay the same
Tim Odegard | July 25 2021We disagree on how to address this problem with warring factions camped out within the educational landscape. Part of this entrenchment results from dissent that arises about how best to understand and teach reading. There may be a consensus that reading matters, but there is also disagreement about how we should go about teaching reading. And dissent around this topic is made just that much worse by the complexity of what it takes to educate children to read..
Overcoming and Removing Obstacles to Realize Success
Tim Odegard | July 22 2021We aren't going to remove every obstacle that a person will face in life. But we should strive to remove those obstacles that we can, especially when we have learned how to overcome and remove them as a society. Life is hard enough just dealing with the obstacles that we can't make go away. So why make it any harder on ourselves by leaving those obstacles that we can remove standing in the way of our success.
Finding Children with Dyslexia in a Sea of Struggling Readers: The Struggles are Real
Tim Odegard | July 19 2021A push to transform reading instruction is underway in classrooms across the nation. A transformation motivated by an honest acknowledgment of reality – most children in the United States struggle to read. The push for change has left some people wondering what this all means for students with disabilities - like those with dyslexia.