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Proof Being a Connected Educator Does Directly Impact Student Learning

Yes you read that correctly…I have proof!  So skeptics keep reading, if you get it, move on to another blog post, or send this along. If you follow me on Twitter or follow my blog and/or podcast, you know I work with students who learn differently.  I am a Special Education Teacher/Director of Technology at… Continue reading Proof Being a Connected Educator Does Directly Impact Student Learning

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#ATIA15 Reflection: Light years ahead of the past, but who is being left behind.

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.

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Dyslexia: The Hidden Disability

Dyslexia is often referred to as the hidden disability. (I use the term dyslexia to include all forms of language based learning disabilities) Mobility, vision, hearing and other disabilities are often more obvious to the world, especially in the world of education.  Accommodations for these children are imperative to their functioning in the classroom and… Continue reading Dyslexia: The Hidden Disability

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Its not knowing the information, its accessing it

I am passionate about two things…working with students with learning disabilities and working with technology.  In my 18 years of teaching there has been a lot of beliefs, methods, and pedagogy related to the use of technology to support and enhance learning, especially with students with learning differences.  There has been the struggle of compensation… Continue reading Its not knowing the information, its accessing it

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Rekindle Perseverance

When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” ~Author Unknown When you work with a population of students who struggle with learning, the word perseverance is often part of the back channels of conversation….Where did it go? Can we foster it? How do we build it?  This really happens with… Continue reading Rekindle Perseverance

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Independent Schools need to connect #caisct

Thank you Bill Sullivan  for his recent #caisct post: Use the #CAISCT to Connect with other CAIS Educators This past week, I attended “Too Many Tools, Too Little Time” hosted by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).  It is a wonderful event where educators from a range of schools and subject areas come together to… Continue reading Independent Schools need to connect #caisct