“Yes, Says Researcher Edward Miller.” One of my favorite articles written in March of 1992 by Samuel L. Blumenfeld. Mr. Blumenfeld explains the origins of the “whole word”, aka sight reading, that began in Hartford, CT by Rev. Thomas H. Gallaudet who was the Director of the American Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb. His article is available as a free download at the Samuel L. Blumenfeld Literacy Foundation in Windham, NH at http://www.Alpha-Phonics.Weebly.com – go to More…then go to Donald Potter site and scroll down til you see the title of this blog – then listen to The Alpha-Phonics Song by Mark Houston on YouTube – a song that will touch your heart.
“We’re All In This Together” or WAITT House was established in 1979-1980 by the Sisters of Charity, a group of educators who have been working in Roxbury for 120 years, along with community residents as a non-sectarian, non-profit community based organization.
Mr. Blumenfeld gave each student a copy of his new book Phonics for Success: The Road to High Literacy Made Easy! He talked with the Executive Director Stephen P. Hanley about how the public can help WAITT House – See YouTube http://youtu.be/SXGUQ3dBuIQ
Watch a previously recorded session on “The Brain” at the Samuel L. Blumenfeld Literacy Foundation in Windham, NH at http://vimeo.com/38362533
Visit WAITT at http://www.WAITTHouseInc.org
Listen to the Alpha-Phonics Song by Mark Houston at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACdW3UMFhpw
Charlotte Iserbyt was one of America’s early whistle-blowers in the Reagan Administration. While serving as a Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education she leaked a technology grant, which would have controlled curriculum in all 50 states to Human Events. The Title of this blog is the name of her expose’ on Amazon.com In 1995, William Jasper, Senior Editor for The New American magazine wrote a feature story titled: Outcome-Based Education: Skinnerian Condititoning in the Classroom which will be available as a FREE download with each book purchase along with a FREE Educational DVD entitled:Deliberate Dumbing Down of America and Common Core by Samuel L. Blumenfeld while supplys last. Visit Charlotte’s blog
The best way to understand the heartaches caused by faulty teaching methods and prevent the disaster of your children becoming ‘dyslexic’ is to read several recommended bools and articles on the dangers of using the whole-word, look-say methods of learning to read as opposed to intensive Alpha-Phonics.
Start by listening to Samuel L. Blumenfeld – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m–gsPQ4MUY Deliberate Dumbing Down and Common Core Troy, NH
Read all you can at the Blumenfeld Reading Clinic at http://donpotter.net/reading_clinic.html