In my first grade classroom, my teacher was so frustrated with me that she hit me in the head. I knew I was different but I didn’t know why. Why couldn’t I remember what my teachers had just said five seconds earlier? Why was I shunned by the other kids? Why did I continually drive my self-esteem as low as I possibly could?
At age 40, when I finally got the ADHD diagnosis, I swore I would help kids who are now struggling in the same way. I created CurricuLaughs in Children’s Literacy which has blossomed into the best educational school visit program in the nation by multiple standards. It boasts more principals’ superlative-filled letters than anything else in the country, thanks to its having been wildly successful at getting kids to absorb critical lessons while laughing hysterically.
-Jeff Nathan, Children’s Author