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I teach the love of reading, then I come home and live it.

Who are you?

My name is Stevie Tryson, and I’m a teacher at a small private school in northern New Jersey. Our school caters specifically to children with communication-based learning disabilities, which basically means that I teach a bunch of bright kids that have very specific hurdles, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or Asperger’s syndrome. Every day in the classroom is an adventure, and I’m starting this blog to have a place to chronicle the successes and failures there. If you’re interested in teaching techniques, educational  resources and websites, reviews of kids’ books, and the occasional funny story from the classroom, you’re in the right place.

Where does the name come from?

At the time of this blog’s creation, I’m reading The Salmon of Doubt, by Douglas Adams. My husband mentioned to me that the title of that book actually comes from the Celtic myth of The Salmon of Wisdom. You can find the full story here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmon_of_Wisdom. My husband then jokingly mutilated this into The Lox of Knowledge, and I was terribly amused. Hailing from northern New Jersey, anything mentioning lox catches my eye.

Wait, did you just reference Wikipedia? I thought teachers hate Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is a great quick-reference tool, in my opinion. The only problem is when you take all of its text as gospel truth and do not investigate any further. Wikipedia should never be your only source, but it’s a great place to begin.

Speaking of beginning, that’s enough about me. Lets get back to the content. Enjoy!

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