I have taught in the field of special education for 19 years, but have been involved in the field since the 1980s when I started volunteering in a preschool special needs program at a local hospital. Over the years, the terminology used has ebbed and flowed with consideration for the meaning of words being used… Continue reading The Three D’s: Disability, Difference, Difficulty
Since starting this blog, I have been on a mission, one that really puts me outside my comfort zone. It’s a mission to do more to impact learning. This has led me to take on new and different adventures that have placed themselves in my hands. And for an introvert personality, it sure pushes the… Continue reading #EdCampSWCT Reflection of an Organizer
Friday, I had the privilege of being part of the first EdTechTeacher Google Jamboree at Google Cambridge, MA. It goes without saying what an amazing day of professional development it was. There are so many takeaways I had from that day that are bouncing around in my head, I hope to make sense of a… Continue reading Getting Googley @Google
Sitting here looking out at the snow falling, reflecting on the fact that just two days ago I was sitting in sunny Orlando! The only nice thing is the snow led to a snow day. What brought me to Orlando was the annual Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference. This is my second year attending this… Continue reading #ATIA15 Reflection: Light years ahead of the past, but who is being left behind.
This is the season of being thankful and grateful, and I am indeed feeling both. I am excited to begin a new adventure and bring you resources for Learning Differently. As a passionate educator in the field of special education, I know there are so many amazing resources out there in the many avenues that… Continue reading New Year, New Adventures
This is a question I ask myself twice a year…the joy of teaching is that New Year’s reflections and resolutions happen in September and in January. It is key to take the time to do this not just for students, but for ourselves as teachers to ensure where we are at those points in the… Continue reading “HOW WILL I MAKE 2015 THE BEST YEAR FOR MY STUDENTS?”
My 8th grade Tutorial class just left my classroom. Know what we accomplished today? Academically not much…but I think that was the lesson today. I had a whole lesson planned based on an article they had to read over the last few nights, on a topic we have talked about for weeks. What was the… Continue reading Let the laughter be the lesson