Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dream Class

Dream Classroom, but Michael Linsin was a book that we were asked to read for the class Managing the Art Room.  Being dyslexic, reading (in a traditional manner) is not my favorite thing to do.  I read most of my books by audio so I was a bit disappointed that I couldn't find that option.   I saw that there was an option to buy a hard copy for $16.99 but then I would have to wait for it to get to me.  Of course I signed up for this class Dec. 1st (did I mention that's the same day the class started:)).  Anyway, I needed it fast.  I noticed that they have a kindle version but I only had a iPad.  Well I discovered that there is a kindle app so I bought the book and read it on my iPad.  Another 1st for me.  Another perk is that it was only $9.99 to purchase.  I was able to change the font size of the text and discovered that helped this dyslexic brain quite a bit.  So sure... it looked like I was readying a Dick and Jane book because there were so few words on a page... it helped this girl out.  About the book... Michael is a teacher and uses the techniques us teachers are used to such as a good story, a good point, and a GREAT recap for every chapter.  The book had some good insights and reminded me of some to the things I'm lacking at this point of the game.  

For more about this class and many others visit the Art of Education


  1. Good on you for setting such a great example - no matter how much experience we have, there are always things to learn, and areas to improve.
    Elizabeth :)

  2. Whenever I read this book I always feel like shouting YES! But his style is so different from mine it's a stretch. He's pretty hard core:) It's good for those tough classes where you have no choice but to be tough. It gives you step by step instructions on how to be THAT teacher. You know the one that you really didn't love or hate at school, but they were good. Sometimes I'm just too nice and I need a reminder.