Going to a British school in the 1980s, 1990s was like stepping back in time. One of my first memories aged 4 is being made to sit at a desk, look at the board and write. I struggled to sit still, behave and got sent to the headteacher for not listening on occasions. It continued like this for the rest of school. Teachers were strict, Victorian like. They would scream, shout, humiliate children that broke the rules. Children that talked in class, got questions wrong or forgot their homework.
Classes of thirty plus children had no teaching assistants. Conditions like dyslexia were never talked about and multi-sensory learning was unheard off. I found going to school very stressful and scary. I could not understand why I was always getting into trouble and I struggled to learn. The teachers very much put the blame on me. I now realise that I am dyslexic and needed to be taught in a dyslexic friendly way. In a classroom that made me feel calm and able to learn. To help you create a dyslexia friendly space for a dyslexic child, I have created the card below.
The Mooki Cards contain a “Calm Corner” card. To help create a dyslexia friendly learning environment. Use the card below on your phone or tablet for free!
This card is based on scientific research, on "Nurturing Inner Calm in Children".
Learn more, see "10 Steps to Making You Classroom Dyslexia Friendly".
Tops Tips from Dyslexic Mum
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