Welcome to Mindful Literacy

Sat Nam!

If you share the belief that all children have a right to be healthy, happy and learn with ease, you are in the right place.

If you are curious and passionate about literacy education (especially for kids who have Dyslexia!), you are in good company here.

If you are interested in learning about meditation and mindfulness practices to help ground you and our little people, welcome!

The mission at Mindful Literacy Practice is to build a strong learning community that cultivates literacy and mindfulness practices with children, their families, and their teachers. 

Mindful Literacy Practice is a place where we come together in community to gain knowledge, tools, and mindset; to collect tools and strategies; and to tune into our selves, each other, and our world with intention so that we can get the best outcomes for our children who have learning differences.

All facets of literacy and mindfulness are attainable for us all: We just need to practice having growth-mindset, grit, and open minds and hearts that are full.

Thank you for being here. I hope we can connect and start growing together soon!

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Literacy Tutoring

Whether your child needs extra instruction and practice to close gaps or if your child needs intensive dyslexia (“OG”) tutoring, our tutors have a laser-like focus on reading, writing, and spelling our written language from ages K-12.

Reading and Math Fluency Programs

Frequent and consistent tutoring is the key to fluency growth.

Cost effective 1:1 support for Elementary Students in Basic Math Fact Fluency and Oral Reading Fluency Remediation or Enrichment.

 Reading or Math curriculum is paired with Precision Teaching 

My child has 1:1 services with Dr. Bennett. My child was really struggling with reading. He is incredibly bright, but just did not get this “reading thing”. We started seeing Dr. Bennett via zoom because of COVID-19. She has made a huge difference in his life. She focuses on making the work fun. She teaches him, not to memorize the tricky words, but to understand the history and where the word comes from so he understands the rules. She has helped him develop his confidence in reading. He even reads and writes for fun now! In addition, she has trained us, his parents, how to help support his reading and writing. Dr. Bennett is an amazing teacher who seems to love what she does. Dr. Bennett has become a valued part of our son’s, and our community. We are grateful that we were connected with Dr. Bennett to help set such an important foundation, the love of reading and writing, that will stay with him for his entire life.

Lorraine van Dommelen

Our Partners

the podcast

Mindful Literacy Podcast

This podcast will provide you with the inspiration, encouragement, stories, tips, tools, and the mindset you need to be at your best to serve your students. 

Hacking the Code with Gea Meijering

5th grader Zoe interviews author of "Hacking the Code" Gea Meijering. We learn about Gea's writing and publishing process and also hear from Zoe about her own writing process and the importance of relating to the Dyslexic character in Gea's book! We talked details...

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3 Practices to Start Doing This Year with Jen Jones

Episode Summary So much of what we do as teachers is learning to pivot, thinking on our feet, and adapting to student needs. Listen in as Jen Jones of Hello Literacy suggests 3 perspective and practice shifts that anticipate student needs and could collectively have a...

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Passing Dyslexia Legislation with Mike McGovern

Episode Summary Teachers and Parents: Whether you don't know anything about dyslexia; know about it, but don't know what to do; or are well versed in all things dyslexia this is a MUST Listen episode. After discovering his youngest son had dyslexia, Mike joined the...

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Recent Blog Posts

A Word on Structure

A Word On Structure by Jessica Bennett  As I was sitting in my Grammar for Grown Ups Linguistics class Saturday afternoon with my teacher Gina, it occurred to me that the theme of structure keeps popping up for many of us this week.   Whether it is muddling through...

Finding Psychological Safety in Self and in Family.

Earth and Wind vs. Fire and Water The earth signs in me love to be at home. Nest. Feel secure. Ground in routine. However, today being the Saturday of the long Thanksgiving weekend was crisp and sunny and Dan and I could just tell we needed to get the turkeys out of...

Mindful Literacy Microschool Update

Mindful Literacy Microschool Update

Question for my fellow Parents: How will you help your kids thrive in school this year? The answer for myself and the other parents I serve is this: By giving myself time to adjust to the new structure; giving myself grace that I won't get it right all the time; and...

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