Date: 15-10-10 11:57
According to Don McCabe, founder of the internationally renowned AVKO Educational Research Foundation, mistakes ARE opportunities!
As a dyslexic, Don knows this truth better than most. He suffered a number of early setbacks but instead of accepting failure and defeat, he used these as motivation to stubbornly pursue his dream of developing and publishing resources which would really help those with learning difficulties. Donís story is truly inspirational. With a warm and quirky delivery style, you will be reminded of the importance of the important lessons in education and in life.
If you enjoyed Jim Weiss and Terry Small (the Brain Man), donít miss hearing Don in NZ! Don McCabe is brought to you by the Firelight Foundation, a not for profit organisation which aims to light the fire of inspiration for Home Educators.
AUCKLAND Ė Informal talk plus Q&A session
Sunday 31st October
Mistaken Opportunities Firstly Don shares honestly and about his background: when he was first diagnosed with dyslexia, how this affected him and the story of how he refused to let this define his life. Be shocked, enraged and amused at this inspiring story of one manís refusal to give up on his dream. Then Don outlines some of his philosophies about learning, especially related to the teaching of reading and spelling. His unconventional approach is so refreshingly simple that you wonder why this method isnít employed in all the schools in this country. A must for anyone involved in education at any level but especially suitable those with learning difficulties or teaching those who do.
Be inspired by an international speaker, upskill, view a variety of educational resources and network with other home educators.
THE AUCKLAND VENUE HAS STRICTLY LIMITED SEATING SO PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST ASAP.
Venue: Quality Hotel: Barrycourt Motor Inn
10/20 Gladstone Road
This venue is easily accessible from Newmarket for those unfamiliar with the area. Itís only about 5mins from the motorway and there is plenty of off street parking.
Price: $10.00 adult; $5 teen; $35 family
Contact: Erena Fussell (09) 269 3590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org