Building Wings Builds Students’ Confidence
Don Johnston wrote Building Wings to build self-confidence and to share his personal journey as a struggling reader. In his new book, Don shares the valuable lessons he learned from his 8th grade teacher who inspired him to think and learn in different ways. Building Wings reminds teachers and parents of the disguised behavior signs that children often use to hide their learning deficiencies.
Since 1980, Don Johnston has designed supplemental instruction and intervention strategies to help students become successful readers, writers and thinkers. Building Wings is a perfect reading supplement and professional development resource. It is a must-read book for struggling learners, teachers, PTA, PTO and school board members. Share it with your school disability and community groups.
- Ideas to Use Building Wings in a Student Advocacy Program
- Inspire struggling learners to take action
- Remind teachers of “disguised” signs of struggle
- Build a student self-advocacy learning program
- Raise awareness throughout your community
- Use as a great fund-raising tool
- Lead professional development discussions
- Collaborate with school improvement teams
- Include with response to intervention model
- Begin a student book club or blog
Leaderlink eNewscast: Why Don Wrote Building Wings
Hear Don’s Building Wings Interview with Chauncy Rucker