Welcome to our latest newsletter, the eleventh this year, all of which I hope has helped provide you with support, insight, and hope!
Before we say "goodbye" to October I wanted to show off my pumpkin carving creation! I always love the creative part of carving a pumpkin! This year I was laying in bed wondering what I should carve this year and my logo came to mind. So here is my attempt. This year will go down as one of my favorites!
As we head into November, the month of Thanksgiving, I am reminded more than ever what an important role thankfulness plays in our lives. Even during these uncertain times, there is much to be grateful for - family, friends, kindness, a smile (just to name a few). I believe thankfulness much like gratitude is contagious. So let's get out there and spread the power of thankfulness and gratitude!
Wishing each of you a month filled with wellness and gratitude!
A BIG shout out to Adi for completing her Davis Dyslexia Program! She came in with some pretty big goals and crushed each one!
Our week together was about learning new tools, achieving goals and "writing" a new personal story. A story of confidence, empowerment, and a new sense of self-esteem.
Facilitation Versus Teaching/Tutoring
I am often asked what the difference is between the Davis Method and other traditional approaches. There are several differences, however, the one I want to explore is the difference between facilitating and tutoring.
I want to share with you the following article Facilitation - Making it Easy, printed in the most recent Dyslexic Reader.
Facilitation - Making it Easy
by Abigail Marshall (and Patrick Courtois)
I’ve been thinking recently about the meaning of the word facilitate.” A dictionary provides this definition: “to make easier or less difficult; help forward”
This is different than the word “teach” – defined as “to impart knowledge of or skill in; give instruction.” Showing, explaining, and giving information are useful and helpful when the person being taught is in a state of readiness. But when that person is confused, frustrated, or even afraid — then repeated efforts to teach often have the result of simply adding to the confusion.
I am often asked to compare Davis methods with the many traditional turtoring-based approaches for dyslexia. These systems are geared to teaching struggling students to read, but rarely do they make the process easy. In fact, most are built around the assumption that progress will be slow and difficult, with an expectation that lessons will need to be repeated and revisited. They use words like “repetitive,” “explicit”, “systematic” to describe their approach. Some may be highly scripted and require orderly progression through a specific sequence of lessons or levels before the program can be completed.
But a one-week Davis program is not teaching or tutoring — instead, it is a process of facilitation. There are goals to be reached, but the crux of the program is to give the learner the tools to be able to easily and comfortably reach those end goals.
How can something that seems so difficult and arduous be made easy? One way is to change the approach – to find a different path. The facilitator must be able to recognize and identify particular barriers that are standing in the way of progress, to empathetically shift to the learner’s viewpoint, to be flexible and creative while still keeping the end goals in mind.
(Read the full article in its entirety here: https://blog.dyslexia.com/facilitation-making-it-easy/)
A couple of months ago I was introduced to Healy and I will have to say I was intrigued immediately, but when I found out it had a learning component I knew I had to purchase one. I have had my Healy for about 2 months now and I've experienced some pretty cool change!
So you are probably wondering what is Healy, well Healy is a certified wearable that uses Individualized Microcurrent Frequencies (IMF) programs for the harmonization of your mind and body and relieves stress. The following video explains more!
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