Monthly Archives: June 2014

Springboard for the Post: Advice for the Friends of Parents Raising a Special Needs Child

I had three or four different ideas for the “hook” of this blog: Top Ten Things You Can Do to Support Your Friends Raising a Special Needs Child (trendy but over simplistic) Good News/Bad News: Good News! You’re not raising … Continue reading

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Springboard for the Post: the murky realm of behavior

I remember taking an educational psychology course in college and learning the “behavior” theories. I babysat for my psych professor and his wife who shared on office on campus, and often I would watch their little girl there while they … Continue reading

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Springboard for Post: Learning Objectives

Yesterday, I told Holden’s summer-school teacher—a newly minted one fresh from the halls of academia—that learning objectives are “shit.” Yes, that’s the word I used even though I develop my curricula around learning objectives and love, love, love writing them … Continue reading

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Along the lines of jealousy

Phrase that Sprung Today’s Post: Blatant Jealousy I must admit that I’m jealous of the stories I hear from friends and acquaintances about all the Cool Stuff they do with their kids. Such as create castles out of cardboard boxes. … Continue reading

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Raw: Blog on Writing, Professoring, Parenting and Other Stuff

Goals: 1. To post brief, unrevised entries (except for proofreading—if “unrevised but proofread” confuses you, ask about my writing process) 2. To write about what’s on my mind–not limit it to writing topics. Rationale: My biggest writing block is my … Continue reading

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