Narrow Columns for Dyslexic Readers

Wrote this back in 2005, but similar issues have surface with other young people... Narrow Columns for Dyslexic Readers: Working now with a group of disaffected, hostile teenage boys, all of whom can decode print for short periods of time,...

The Chinese Brain...?

Thinking about human variability and brain studies and such, I wonder if scientists are going to find that the Chinese brain actually makes more use of visual memory centres, wherever those may be... Their eyes tend to be weak, but their visual memory...

Brain Surgery and Teaching

What does brain surgery have to do with teaching? Unfortunately, almost nothing. Dr. David Clarke of Dalhousie U performed the first simulated brain surgery in preparation for the real thing. In order to create his model, Dr. Clarke used...

Teaching in China

Well, now that I'm back home in Canada and bored out of my mind, I have time to reflect on my three years in China. There's a troubling pattern that emerges.  Even when working for the most well-intentioned people, there seems to be someone in...