Do people really know your story? (COM0014 – Blog Post #6)

Do people really know your story?

If you have read some of my posts on my personal blog, you would have read that I am part of the 10% percent of the population that is left handed, or you might have read that I was homeschooled, but more to  the the point you might have read that I have dyslexia. Being dyslexic has its challenges. As a dyslexic   I have trouble with spelling and grammar. Those with dyslexia can have difficulties with spelling, reading, rhyming and discerning left from right to name a few.  A person with dyslexia often cannot recall important details of what has been said or read.

But dyslexia also has its benefits. Dyslexics have a strong ability to see concepts with the “big picture” and in perspective, excel in areas not dependent on reading, and they tend to be more curious, creative, and intuitive than the  average person. They can also be capable of seeing things differently than others.

As I build my business I need to compensate for my weaknesses. I can do this by using tools like the dictionary or spell check or having someone proofread my material. I can make notes when I am talking to a customer so I can remember needed info. I can give myself extra time to get my articles correct. I  also need to take advantage of the strengths of my disability. Being curious, creative and Intuitive are an asset in my career. Also being able to see the whole picture and think outside the box will help me excel in my job.

Some people see dyslexia as a disability.  I have learned to see it as a challenge that can be overcome.  I am going to close with a quote by Albert Einstein that I think is fitting.

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” 

Dyslexia may slow me down but it won’t stop me.

 

Benefits of homeschooling (COM0011 – Blog Post #4)

Unlike most people I have never attended traditional school, I was educated at home. In this post I am going to go over some of the many benefits of being homeschooled.

 

But first I want to list just a few famous homeschoolers you might recognize

 

Benefits of homeschooling

 

  • It allows for a flexible school schedule

Having a flexible schedule for school allowed me to have a job during school hours as I could do my homework when ever I had time, Much like this course.

  • It can be tailored to accommodate children with different learning styles

As it is one-on-one teaching the parent can tailor the school work to accommodate each child’s learning styles. It also allows parents to work with children with Learning disability such as ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, etc.

  • It prepares you for college

Homeschooled students tend to adjust more quickly to the college setting, because they are used to an independent study atmosphere and to asking questions of adults.


A few years ago CBC News did a story about homeschooling in my area. They talk about the different styles of homeschooing as well as some benefits of homeschooling.

To end this post I am going to leave you with 2 videos from one of my favorite YouTube channels Blimey Cow.

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References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_homeschooled_people

http://exodusmandate.org/?page_id=1331