Saturday, April 13, 2013

How would you like to go to school here?

If we value our children, we will create our most beautiful spaces for education.  We would not build in tsunami zones, either!  For inspiration, check out this school design in Sweden!  I would like to visit a school in action that has an open design to see how it works for teachers and students.  What do you think?

Friday, April 5, 2013

Dyslexia and Creativity

Have you watched Piper's TED talk in dyslexia?

Recent article in The Wall Street Journal --A version of this article appeared April 2, 2013, on page D1 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Dyslexia Workarounds: Creativity Without a Lot of Reading.

Celebrities who have spoken out about having dyslexia:

  • Actors: Orlando Bloom, Whoopi Goldberg, Anthony Hopkins, Keira Knightley, Henry Winkler
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Lawyer: David Boies
  • Writers: John Irving, Wendy Wasserstein, Philip Schultz
  • Politicians: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy
  • Scientists: Nobel Laureate Carol Greider, Paleontologist Jack Horner
  • Historical figures believed to have had dyslexia: Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Graham Bell, Albert Einstein, Ben Franklin
Source: WSJ reporting