Imagine Growing up
Ashamed of Your Mind

According to the U.S. Department of Education more than 60%
of K-12 school children are reading below the level of proficiency
required for the brain-work of reading to be transparent to the mind-work
of learning at the grade level they are in.

Obviously, reading is the skill
that matters most to success in school and children who fall behind in reading
are in great academic danger.

However, it is not just the lack of reading skills
that most endangers these children. It’s the collateral damage –
it’s the MIND-SHAME.

Kids Describe Public Shame of Reading Difficulties

This is a short sequence of children describing how they feel when they make
mistakes while reading out loud in their classrooms.