“The giftedness in Dyslexia is so often overlooked it drives me crazy!…Another way to find dyslexics, is to stop looking at individuals who are terrible with spelling, and to start looking for individuals who excel in particular areas”- Susan Barton Susan Barton is one of a handful of names which are automatically associated with DyslexiaRead More iTunes STICHER SHOW NOTES WATCH
Self esteem is a hot topic in Dyslexia and LD circles, yet new emerging research seems to claim that self esteem is overrated and err, just so eighties. Turns out self-compassion, and not self -esteem, is a far more valuable asset in the pursuit of flourishing. In this episode we go deep and juicy into the topic of self- compassion with DukeRead More iTunes STICHER SHOW NOTES WATCH
Positive Education is a brand new-ish scientific discipline which aims at systematically studying learning through the lens of individual strengths and personal motivation. Sherri Fisher, my guest in this episode, is at the helm of this new wave in educational theory. Sherri was the first person with an educational background to study with Martin Seligman, one of the founders of the Positive Psychology movement at Penn!
Five-time martial arts World Champion Scott Sonnon, whose recent TEDx talk on learning disabilities has reached more than 50 million people, jams with me about his new autobiography, “A Mountain Stands: Confessions of a Suppressed Genius”. Sonnon faced dyslexia so severe that he was hospitalized in a psychiatric institution for “disruptive classroom behavior”, and yetRead More iTunes STICHER SHOW NOTES WATCH