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Red Flags for Elementary Teachers

RedFlags-2ED-3D-WebVision & Neurodevelopmental Issues that
Interfere with Reading & What To Do About Them

School and Visual-Motor Performances are Linked.

About 10 million children have difficulties learning to read. If a child cannot see 100% efficiently, it is logical that the child cannot learn 100% of what he or she might otherwise. In one test 51% of children who passed an eye chart screening still had vision problems that affected their ability to perform at their full potential in the classroom.

Come with Katie Johnson into her world, helping kids who struggle with learning to read. Katie shares her experience, offers class-tested activities that just might take your kids with struggles closer to success! Now there is hope for teachers wanting to help these special kids. Katie's 46 years as a primary teacher and 15 years of hands on practice of these methods in the classroom allows her to paint a shining portrait of every child's potential when she presents: What I See; What I Do; and What I've Learned.

Every Child Counts, Every Teacher Can Make A Difference!

Katie Johnson

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ISBN: 978-0-9858933-4-7
172 Pages

Red Flags for Primary Teachers

9780983158783-TP27 Neurodevelopmental & Vision Issues that Affect Learning with Activities to Help

Katie Johnson
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Special Education / Physical Disabilities
ISBN: 978-0-9831587-8-3
Publisher's Price $12.95

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About 10 Million Children Have Difficulties Learning to Read.

Learning and Visual-Motor Performances are Linked.

In one study, 51% of children who passed an eye chart screening still had vision problems that affected their ability to perform at their full potential in the classroom.

Come with Katie Johnson into her world and experience her class tested movement activities that can take the kids with struggles closer to success. Discover the reality of unfinished developmental patterns and how the eyes need to work in order to make sense of print on a page. After 40 years as a teacher, with 15 years of hands-on practice of these methods, Katie paints a portrait of each child s potential in this practical and easy-to-use handbook.

Educating America


101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms
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by Paddy Eger
Education > Parent Participation
176 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-9831587-5-2
Publisher's Price $14.95
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From kindergarten to high school graduation is a scant twelve years. We often forget how short and how very important these years are and that every American’s future is effected by the education of our youth.

Parent and community participation in the classroom is integral to supporting the next generation of adults to become creative, thoughtful, independent life-long learners and critical thinkers, problem solvers who synthesize information, communicate clearly, and work cooperatively. … They are the next leaders of our great country.

…This book will help individuals, families, and corporate and community groups volunteer in the K-8th grades with confidence and proficiency. It empowers you with capacity building tools and skills to work hand-in-hand with professional educators to develop strong and vibrant individuals.

The reader will discover how to:

  • Prepare to Assist
  • Set Expectations
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Improve the quality of teaching while  improving
    the quality of student learning
  • Overcome anxiety about working with students

Read this book and volunteer with confidence! Get acquainted with your school problems before they grow into community problems.



Educating America Desktop Flipbook


A companion resource to the Award-winning book Educating America
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Look Inside the Book

by Paddy Eger
Education > Parent Participation
48 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-9858933-1-6
Publisher's Price $9.95
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Working in classrooms is an important job.

As a flexible rover, working 1:1, or managing a small group, these tips will help you become effective and confident in the classroom.

Tasks are listed in chronological order. The "flip" sides, face your students and provide them encouraging reminders.

Your first assignment—Read Educating America: 101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms.



By the Way

This book is about self-defense, meditation and life.
The author stepped into his first dojo (enlightened hall/karate school) at the ripe age of nine and never stopped seeking the truth of the matter. This story begins with a young, insecure boy’s perception of life, including his fears and uncertainty, and evolves into a young man’s perception of the deeper truths of martial arts, as he uses his new insights to overcome trials along the way.


Chris has trained with many martial artists, some great fighters, even champions, but fight skills are just a piece of the puzzle. He believe all training must enhance one's personal daily life or it’s a waste of time.

Chris writes to encourage all learning, the evolving of self-knowledge, finding a way to open one's heart to the views and insights of others along the way and finding your own spirit. Chris has included chapters on everything from striking, tactics, grappling, and strategies to poems and short stories of life struggles. Each chapter is essential to the book as a whole. If a student attempts to develop one part without the rest, they do a disservice to themselves. As interconnected parts, the chapters work together: some for mind, some for body, others for spirit. This also holds true for the universal laws of nature. This book is one step at the beginning of the path. Many steps remain.

By the Way
Above and Beyond Martial Arts
Publisher's Price: $16.95
Trade Paper
190 pages, Index
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