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Eric W. Patient Expert

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Dear Reader, I awaken compassion for students with learning disabilities in themselves and those around them. Compassion is a difficult thing to teach and even more difficult to learn. By telling stories of how I struggled with my dyslexia, I help students with learning disabilities laugh at their... Full Bio
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The Coming Failure of Email by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Email has replaced phone calls, letters and Fax's.  Email has become the #1 way that people communicate.  The only problem is that email doesn't work - it's a complete f ... Read on »
Art is Service by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Life is not filled with television, radio and internet.  Life is filled with stories spread through television, radio and internet.  Where these medias get in trouble is ... Read on »
A Reccomendation by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health What does it mean to be dyslexic?  How does being labeled a dyslexic become a label or a shield?  These are some of the questions that this blog tackles with a fresh spi ... Read on »
A Video Demonstration of Dyslexia by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Personally this makes my head hurt - so they are on to something.  You know? I think the possibilities are limitless here - but this could be done right so that ... Read on »
Questions from the Creative Learners at the Assets School by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Hi - Dear Friends from Ms **** Classroom. I wish I has a the time to answer all your questions by mail - individually – I have created a list of answers to ... Read on »
Changing the Game by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Sometimes technology changes slowly and you can barely see it.  Then there are moments when the tech is seen anew and we realize that the whole world has changed.  The w ... Read on »
There are many books about t ... by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health There are many books about the law of Unintended Consequences.  My favorite is the follow up book too - Time and Again – From Time to Time.  For the dedicated 19th century e ... Read on »
Where the hell are the all the Dyslexic Advocacy Organizations? by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I know that many of the readers and followers of this inactive blog - that's a mouthful -  are not particularly interested in following politics - but to quote Howard Zen - ... Read on »
Well - Some one is reading on... by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I still get fairly heavy traffic on this blog despite the lack of activity - but recently I was recognized for being among the top 50 blogs on dyslexia - which I find amusin ... Read on »
Guest Post - Dyslexic Professor Duane Smith by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health This Reader wrote this lovely comment on the last post on the Blog - so with his permission I give you his story as a post so you don't miss it. After failing the first g ... Read on »
Hiatus by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Teh Dyslexic Storytellers Blog is on break because of my work with the Art of Storytelling Podcast, the International Storytelling School, Eco Storytelling Retreat and LA Co ... Read on »
Learn to Lie like a Pro with the Host of the Art of Storytelling Show. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Eric Wolf, the host of the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf Show, is available to be interviewed on or before April 1st, 2010 on how to lie successfully for April Foo ... Read on »
The Biggest Step by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The writer is the host and producer of the Art of Storytelling Show The biggest step towards towards success that any dyslexic person, or parent attempting to support a d ... Read on »
Why if your dyslexic spying may not be the best career path. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Wired magazine wrote an article on the spy who could not spell.  Makes for an interesting read on the importance of realizing ones limitations. http://www.wired.com/magaz ... Read on »
#3 - Break the classwork down into pieces so it won't be too complex for the students to understand. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health When knowledge is broken down into little pieces, the information is taken out of context.  This makes the learning process more difficult for the students.  This is not o ... Read on »
Art, Storytelling and Dyslexia by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The writer is Eric Wolf Storyteller Art is not limited by state budgets, the few hours of life apportioned or others acceptance.  The only limitation of art is ou ... Read on »
Review of Learning Outside the Lines by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Jonathan Mooney and David Cole have written the student support book I wished I read when I started high school and college and was classified as having a learning d ... Read on »
10 Best Dyslexia Resources Online in 2010. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health This list is up for revision - so if you have better resources to offer let me know.  If on the other hand you want me to sell something for you - please give me money ... Read on »
#2 - Set the regulations for the classroom and be sure that the students follow them. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health This is post 2 of series on How not to Teach. In many modern classrooms it is very easy to forget why the class has come together.  The students are there to learn a ... Read on »
#1 - Demonstrate your expertise in the classroom from day one and do not allow students to... by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Teachers who are just beginning in the field most commonly follow this rule.  Whenever the students become emotionally involved in what is going on in the classroom, the ... Read on »