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  1. Luqman Michel

    “Schooling is the nightmare of reality”. Yes, it was a night mare for all my students who are sent to me for tuition on a one on one basis because they are unable to read in English even though they can read in Malay and ‘Pin Yin’ (Mandarin written in Roman/Latin alphabets).

    After about one month of 3 hours a day with me they enjoy going to school.

    About 30% of kids shut down from learning to read in English because of the confusion as a result of faulty teaching.

    This nightmare for many smart kids will continue until teachers begin to realise that the nightmare is caused by their faulty instruction.

    Please read my facebook post today by a mother whose daughter came to me a year ago unable to read a single sentence. My FB is open to public and can be assessed by clicking my name – Luqman Michel

    That post was unsolicited and 3 days ago I happened to meet the mother by chance.

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      1. Miriam Hurdle

        That was the first place we went when we started our travel in 2002. We arrived in Sydney, visited Bondi beach, toured the opera house, went to see an opera, climbed the Harbor bridge, visited my husband’s aunt in Blue Mountain, then we went north, I think we passed by Brisbane and went to Caine for Great Barrier Reef diving, went to Port Douglas, and Cape Tribulations. We like it very much, and I bought many black opal pieces!

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        1. Norah Post author

          That was a great adventure, Miriam. I think you’ve done more than I have. I haven’t climbed the bridge, nor have I been to Cape Tribulation. I’ll be visiting the Blue Mountains for the first time in July to attend a wedding. I wonder will we venture near to your Aunt’s home. πŸ™‚

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      1. Miriam Hurdle

        Yes, Norah. I was younger when I studied Child Development. Now I learned more related issues. I had many positive ecperience during my daughter’s early years. Through my volunteer counseling, I learned that many of the adult issues go right back to the early years. So this is not just book issue, It’s really life issue.

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                  1. Miriam Hurdle

                    I think the Mexican kids benefit most from the State Head Start program. It’s only for low income families. Normal income families are not qualified. Those families don’t do a whole lot at home to converse with little ones. So at least the kids get something from the program. I can’t say too much without getting into politics.

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                    1. Norah Post author

                      That’s right. We don’t want to get political. It is the low income families that tend to need the help. They don’t always understand the value of education.

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  4. Louise

    Well done on trying something new. I am sure you will have great success and enjoyment from your blog just as my girls had great success and enjoyment from you teaching them .

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