There can be a struggle with some families to find out what is causing their child to have challenges. This memoir explores one woman’s journey to find the cause of her son’s language difficulties. … More Like Sound Through Water – Book Review
Sometimes parents needs some help, but who is going to help them? Sometimes Special Education teachers and case managers can be the ones to help build parenting best practices. … More Teachers Teaching Parents to Parent: Is there a place for teachers to guide parents in best practices?
If you ever wondered about consequences for student behavior and effort, and our role as teachers, and how we connect to the home, this post is for you. … More Consequences….Shifting the way we Frame Them
Students sometimes need help planning their homework and their studying. Beckett Haight developed this system to help cats step their game up in this domain. … More To-Do Sheets
Talk of this book had been floating around for awhile, but I finally bought it after an IEP meeting for a 17 year old student where the mother broke down in tears, saying how she still hasn’t come to terms with her child’s learning disability. I always knew it was hard for families in elementary … More “FAR FROM THE TREE” Book Review: A glimpse into the lives of families with children with special needs
I was chilling, doing some busy work like deleting old stuff from my iCal agenda, and listening to a podcast about Trump’s pick for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Everything was going good until they had a high-ranking union person from Massachusetts critiquing DeVos, and I sat there confused… From my Twitter feed, the news, and … More Is DeVos Bad for Education? A liberal teacher remains confused…
This is a book review about a powerful book that would likely help any educator understand the student they are working with. … More The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog – Book Review
I don’t know if it’s because I was labeled as having ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) and was in Special Education for six years with the bigger label of ED (Emotionally Disturbed), or if it’s just because many of the students I have worked with over the years have had behavior concerns, but behavior intervention … More 8 Tips for Helping a Student with Challenging Behaviors