“Skim reading is the new normal”, says Maryanne Wolf, the Director of the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at UCLA.
She states that, “when the reading brain skims text, we don’t have time to grasp complexity, to understand another’s feelings or to pursue beauty.” In addition, “research surfacing in many parts of the world now cautions that essential “deep reading” processes may be under threat as we move into digital based modes of reading.”
I found this article to be very interesting. Let me know your thoughts on this topic and how you have been personally affected by Skim Reading in the comment box below. Thanks, Lou
You can read the entire article at https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/25/skim-reading-new-normal-maryanne-wolf
Visit Maryanne at https://www.maryannewolf.com/
On May 14, 2018 Co-Authors and Educators, Louise Loomis, Ed.D. and Tom Smith, M.A.Ed. were featured guests on the online podcast “Distraction”, hosted by Dr. Edward Hallowell .
They had an in-studio conversation about their book, The Cognitive Six: A Guide to teaching Thinking, how it can be used as a tool to teach critical thinking and the essential role they play in meeting this challenge.
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S2 Ep 55: Teaching Critical Thinking with The Cognitive Six
The Cognitive Six: A Guide To Teaching Thinking by Louise E. Loomis, Ed.D. and Thomas Smith, M.A.Ed.
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Brad & Dan- Aug. 21, 2017: Dr. Lou interview
On the Monday morning of August 21, 2017, Dr. Louise Loomis was interviewed by Brad Davis and Dan Lovallo of the The Talk of Connecticut a talk radio show on WDRC Radio. She discussed the Maps for All Initaitive (M4A), the importance of maps being displayed in public places and their connection to critical thinking through geographical literacy.
Click on link to hear audio of interview: https://audioboom.com/posts/6224839-brad-dan-aug-21-2017-dr-lou-maps-out-strategy-for-students
For more information about the Maps For All Initiative please visit: http://www.ctwac.org/maps/
Dr. Louise E. Loomis will be presenting Enjoy Your Creativity Workshop on Saturday, October 18, 2014 for the Minds in Motion Program, at the Greene-Hills School, Bristol, CT. This workshop is scheduled to run from 2:55PM – 3:55PM.
Come, relax and enjoy your creativity in this workshop. You will engage in three simple and imaginative activities that you will have fun doing later with your own child or children; actually, everyone likes doing them. Paper and crayons are all you’ll need and we’ll provide them!
For more details about Minds in Motion (MIM) Program, visit the Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG) at http://www.ctgifted.org/website/publish/newsroom/index.php?Minds-in-Motion-38
Dr. Louise Loomis is announced as this year’s Keynote Speaker for the Alpha Kappa State 75th Fall Conference, to be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 4 Sebethe Drive, Cromwell, CT 06416. She will be presenting Teaching to Abundance: Brainwise Learning with Our Natural Thinking.
For more information about AKS 75th Fall Conference please visit for details: http://www.deltakappagamma.org/CT/index.php
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