I would say that there are a few different sides to this issue. Though there are tools to help poor spellers work around their difficulties (predictive text, spell-checkers), those take extra time and writing is more than spelling.
The real emphasis and missed golden nugget here is the connection between spelling and reading.
Awareness of dyslexia, illiteracy and remediation continues to spread throughout the world.
In this article, Nigeria: Easing Dyslexia in Children to Develop Full Potential, Director of Dyslexia Nigeria, Mrs.
Sort of a timely recast of this video, given the supposed controversy of things like “science-based.” In the video, Louisa Moats describes the disconnect between science and practice. Teaching spelling to students is important, and not just for it’s own sake necessarily (though that’s fine too).
As I see it,an aspect of this problem is that schools don’t do enough production; meaning there isn’t much in the way of helping kids apply theoretical knowledge; they hardly ever build or produce anything.
If teachers knew how to do this and students made and produced things, actual useful things (and this can include artistic expressions too), you would see an immediate and corresponding rise in self worth and self efficacy, which is the belief in the value of one’s efforts to accomplish.
Developing the critical skills of connection, vulnerability (not being the “sage on the stage”), and challenge between teacher or tutor and student is as important as matching sound to symbol.
Although I did not completely understand Kristen’s words, I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit surround us.