Reflections on teaching in China...Tom

Yesterday I combed through my thousand or so photos of China to find a particular classroom picture.  I decided my collection needed organizing.  Xian, Shaanxi Museum, Yinchuan, Inner Mongolia,  Nanjing,  Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai.  The sights,...

Strange Skills in Normal People

"Oh, you're Ann, so you're red!"  quipped the wife of a senior diplomat during an informal chat with colleagues in my Helsinki Special Needs Office. We had been discussing a ten-year-old boy who reported that he saw numbers in colour.  Not all...

The concept of Narrow Columns revisited

I notice that on the World of Dyslexia Newsletter there is now a note that reads: "This Newsletter is best viewed on a full screen, but the size may be reduced for easier reading of short lines of text." Understanding is evolving...

More about the Chinese Brain

Researcher Wai Ting Siok of the University of Hong Kong, writing about the complications of dyslexia in Chinese children, observes that   "Written Chinese maps graphic forms -- characters -- onto meanings; Chinese characters possess a number of...