Monthly Archives: January 2011

January 27, 1986

One thing that we teachers are good at is knowing about holidays and major observances, from the big leagues (Christmas Vacation!) to the most obscure (Groundhog Day?) Today, the day after Australia Day and the tail end of Official No-Name-Calling … Continue reading

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A Thought on the Value of Explicit Teaching

One of my favorite parts of the day is Reading Group.  I work with three kids–a third grader and two second graders.  One is on the autism spectrum.  Another has the worst auditory processing disorder I’ve ever encountered: basically, restrict … Continue reading

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On the Value of Multiple Perspectives

Today, I was checking in with my program specialist about a parent’s stated opinion that the most challenging child in the continental U.S. currently on my caseload has only struggled with impulse control since October.  Her carefully considered response? “That … Continue reading

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