25 September 2008

Yellow Backgrounds, Comic Sans and NO GREEN!!!

Well, I never thought going back to learning would be so interesting or such hard work!

This week we covered some of the things that can act as a barrier to learning to some students. These ranged between external pressures such as caring for elderly relatives or children, and learning difficulties.

The information about learning difficulties was particularly useful. The tutor taught us some strategies that may help people with Dyslexia to learn more easily. Some of which were quite surprising such as avoiding green writing and backgrounds, using comic sans or ariel fonts and using a yellow paper for handouts (this takes the glare away so it is easier to read).

It was a very long evening but well worth it. I'm now really looking forward to next week - just as long as I've managed to do my homework!!!!!!!

11 September 2008

Back To School!

Well, the kids are back at school (thank goodness!), the house has just about recovered and I have bitten the bullet and will be going back to school myself.

I have been accepted on to a teaching course at Alton college which I start on the 17th of September.

Hopefully, I will soon be in a position to offer textile day classes which i am really looking forward to. Wish me luck!

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