Dyslexia –Talents, Tears, and Solutions

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, Dyslexia, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, School, Spelling, Writing

A friend at church was catching me up on her grown sons.  As she talked about the incredible mechanical abilities of one of her sons, who can completely take apart car and motorcycle engines and easily reconstruct them, I thought, “He must be dyslexic.” Certainly not every person with strong mechanical abilities is dyslexic, but there is something really special …

The Making of Winners and Learners

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, General Information, Homework, Learning Disability, School

Parents, Pushing the Limits, and Time Make Golden Globe Winners and Change the Future for Struggling Students Last night at the Golden Globe Awards, nearly every winner thanked their parents. They also thanked those who pushed them to their limits so that they could be the best they could be. When Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor for The Revenant, he …

Efficient Brain Pathways Lead to Stronger, Easier Learning

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, General Information, Homework, Learning Disability, Mental Health, School

Welcome 2016! My husband David and I spent the first day of the new year taking an 18 mile bike ride at the beach with old friends.  What a great day! The bike path is fairly flat (always a plus!), has an unobstructed ocean view, and has a great sound track!  There are just a couple of spots where we …