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BRAINSAREFUN FEARLESS FRIDAY BLOG – news from the reading renaissance – Friday April 26, 2013


One school of parenting/teaching would have us believe that if only we would cheer-on our children more, tell them how good they are, how much we value them, how much we believe in them, that their academic self-confidence would soar.

This school contends that as cheer-leading improves, so does academic performance. This school believes: first you feel good about yourself, then reading improves. 

Another school of thought believes that if only we'd yell and chastise them more – then they'd make something of themselves. This school believes: first you feel fearful, then reading improves.

My educational philosophy is rooted in one simple observation – everyone likes to succeed. So let's set them up to win with reading and math.

Success with reading and math is where it's at. Our kids "ain't gonna go nowhere without it." 

So here's how kids succeed – they succeed at something hard, like reading, or math, or Outward Bound or NOLS.  They succeed at starting on time, staying on task and completing their assignments. These kids are equipped to continue their educations and hold jobs with a future.

Thanks for all you do to teach kids to read. Let me know how I can help.


P.S. If you haven't received your 10 Free Reading Tools and Solutions, click here and leave me your email address. I think you're going to like them.

Brainsarefun Fearless Friday Blog, published fearlessly every Friday, © 2013 by Rory Donaldson,, 860-304-3178.

Rory Donaldson

I flood kids with reading, math and study-skill success.