How to Teach ... Dyslexia Awareness
One in ten people in the UK are dyslexic, which works out at around three students in each classroom. A report by the Driver Youth Trust reveals that more than half of the teachers they surveyed received no specific training on dyslexia. As it's Dyslexia Awareness Week (14-20 October), the Guardian Teacher Network has pulled together some enlightening teaching resources to help teachers create dyslexia-friendly classrooms and schools. The theme of this year's week is Beyond Words, with the aim of throwing a spotlight on other difficulties dyslexic students face beyond reading and writing, from poor short-term memory to maths difficulties to trouble organising their work -- as well as to draw attention to the positive side of dyslexia.