Luqman Michel having successfully taught about 50 disengaged kids decided to be of further service to more disengaged kids around the world by joining the Lions Club of Kota Kinabalu Host in Sabah, Malaysia. His attempt to help disengaged kids via the Lions Clubs committee did not get the required support from the president of the club. His article on what he had learned about so called dyslexic kids for being included in the 50th Anniversary magazine was turned down. He found that the key members of the club were more interested in ways and means of pilfering money from the club. Luqman with more than 40 years experience in the auditing line quickly discovered that the key members of the club were operating three secret bank accounts unbeknown to most of the members.
Luqman is the first person, in 2010, to challenge the more than 35 year old theory that Dyslexic children cannot read because of ‘Phonological Awareness Deficit’.
Teachers, educators of teachers and scientists have continuously said that many kids cannot learn to read because of being taught wrongly but no one had ever said what it is that has been taught wrongly.
Luqman is the first person to say with corroborative evidence why kids disengage from learning to read in English.
These and more are in his book ‘Shut Down Kids’ which is available at:
This book heralds a new line in thinking why the illiteracy rate has been maintained at the same level for decades.
It's easy to blame the child as if he were the problem, and not the failure of instruction.
There is a basic foundation for teaching that has to be in place for learning to occur. For learning to occur one needs to master the first R – Reading without which the other two R’s (wRiting and aRithmetics) are difficult to attain.
The bottom line is that illiteracy has remained the same throughout the years because of wrong teaching methods.
Once a kid has already disengaged because of being confused, fun and encouragement and motivation will not work. This is why illiteracy level has not come down in more than 30 years.
Educators have tried everything except tackling the root cause of why kids disengage from learning to read in the first place.
This book tells exactly why kids shut down from learning to read.
This book tells you how to prevent kids from disengaging from learning to read.
When ideas from this book are implemented illiteracy will be eradicated.