My mother and sister both have dyslexia. They are also among the most voracious readers I’ve known. So it is easy to think of their dyslexia as a trivial challenge. But even when learning disabilities can be overcome, they present real and ongoing challenges.
Take Erik Catellier, who spoke to Shelby for How I Teach, an ongoing series where great educators share how they approach their jobs. Catellier may be the “book dealer” of Center for Inquiry School 2, but his dyslexia is ever-present. When he writes, for example, he has a process for checking himself:
“First, I use spell check to catch any simple errors. Second, I use Grammarly to find any mistakes that spellcheck might have missed. Third, I cut and paste it into Google Translate and listen to the computer to read the document.”
— Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter
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