“FAR FROM THE TREE” Book Review: A glimpse into the lives of families with children with special needs

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

Is DeVos Bad for Education? A liberal teacher remains confused…

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…

8 Tips for Helping a Student with Challenging Behaviors

  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