[caption id="attachment_486" align="alignright" width="300"]ChromaGen corrective lenses for Dyslexia - details at www.IReadBetterNow.com ChromaGen corrective lenses for Dyslexia - details at www.IReadBetterNow.com[/caption] As a former teacher and even now with my productivity consulting business, I run into a number of people who are living with dyslexia or have a family member who is. For many years, the typical advice given to them was to slow down when reading, use a sheet of paper and move it under each line of text while reading, or use a tinted overhead projector sheet as an overlay on the page. None of those worked wonders, but they did help. Fast forward to 2012. I met

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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"]Waiting for "Superman" Waiting for Superman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] I was in no hurry to watch Waiting for Superman since I was sure it was just going to be another condemnation of teachers from a non-educator’s point of view. I was wrong about my expectations for the documentary. Davis Guggenheim did an excellent job of trying to explain all of the factors that go into what makes or breaks our educational system. As I was watching, I was making a mental note of – in extreme generalities – what needs to happen in order to fix what’s broken. ‘Lo and behold at the end of the movie, as a good teacher would do to reflect at the end of a lesson, Guggenheim summarized the pieces of the puzzle. While I agreed with the sentiments that flashed on the screen, I think there needed to be a little more explanation. So, what does it take to create a school that works?

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