Learning Activity

Read the questions below first and then go to this link:

Discussion Post Questions

Why do so many children have trouble learning to read? Why does it only take about one year for Finnish children to read well while English-speaking children need about seven years to learn the same thing? Why is dyslexia almost unheard of among Italian speakers?

What connections can you find to education and/or music education in this?

Click on the collection of videos called “Shame." What do you know about shame in relation to teaching and learning, via your own experience or someone else's? What implications does the idea of shame have for us as we teach? How do we avoid using shame in our teaching?