Consulting Tales:  You Can Run but You Can’t Hide

  My students and their families often live in my community, and that is a wonderful thing.  I don’t believe in the traditional approach that teaches educators to maintain a wall between them and their students.  If I did want to preserve a distance, I wouldn’t go into people’s homes.  Vulnerability and honesty are fine… Continue reading Consulting Tales:  You Can Run but You Can’t Hide

This Should Scare You: the Drastic Teacher Shortage in Special Education

  There are big problems out there in special education.  If you are in the field that will not come as a surprise.  You may not realize, however, that the number of special education teachers nationally has dropped by more than 17 percent over the past decade. College students these days want to get the… Continue reading This Should Scare You: the Drastic Teacher Shortage in Special Education

A Mini-Lesson on Behavior: Attention, Escape and Time Out

Learn these tools, and they will work with your child, your co-worker, your husband or your neighbor! This is the first in a series of mini-lessons on understanding and managing behaviors.  You don’t have to have a child or student with a disability to benefit from these strategies.  Basic behavioral concepts are universal, although rewards… Continue reading A Mini-Lesson on Behavior: Attention, Escape and Time Out

Things I’ve Learned as a P/ P (“Parent/ Professional”) Over the Years

The one resource you will never have enough of is time.  Folks with challenges often learn at a different pace than their peers, so start teaching that skill for down the road right now.  And if you think that you can deal with an issue later when you have more time, remember, there will never… Continue reading Things I’ve Learned as a P/ P (“Parent/ Professional”) Over the Years