I decided at the age of 4 I was going to grow up and become a teacher. In second grade I thought I would be a 2nd grade teacher, in 5th the same, and in high school I decided Social Studies was the place for me. Then I went to college and started working in… Continue reading How did Wizardry begin?
Students with identified Learning Disabilities arrive to high school with definite ideas of what they can and cannot learn, and often are very closed off to anything to do with academics. They are just there in a seat hoping to cope enough to graduate and end the nightmare. The Learning Wizard has to intervene and… Continue reading Student Empowerment: The Most Powerful Tool for Sucess
On my way to one of my sons’ weekly activities, there is a Kiosk called “no-na-me”. For weeks as I sat at a stop light staring at the sign, I could figure out no meaning for the name. I need to add here that I live in a Spanish speaking country and while I speak… Continue reading The Importance of Context
Annie Sullivan- “ I know that the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.” Helen Keller- “the Mystery of language was revealed to me. I knew then that ‘w-a-t-e-r’ meant that wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand. That… Continue reading Annie’s Wizardry in her and Helen’s Words
Helen Keller was an Alabama native born in the late 1800s who became ill with a common childhood illness that left her blind and deaf at a very young age. Helen was stuck in her own dark world until a teacher by the name of Annie Sullivan showed up on her doorstep when she was… Continue reading My Learning Wizard Hero
“What is the point of trying?” “I just don’t get Math!” “I don’t do Math!” “I am not a Math person.” “Can I work on something else instead?” These are all comments that frequently come out of HS students’ mouths who have not yet had their mind spell broken to conceptualize Math in a comprehensible… Continue reading Recipe For Math Wizardry