Monthly Archives: April 2011

Insufficiency

Today, Jamal earned his ninth star.  He’s a troubled third-grader in the general education system, who I’ve been working with under the table, as it were, for two years.  Initially, I did behavior consult with his second grade teacher, then … Continue reading

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Small Victory

One of the biggest parts of my job is parent communication–keeping the grown-ups abreast of the adventures and misadventures of their prodigy, fielding concerns and complaints.  To keep things from snowballing, I try to be as available and pro-active as … Continue reading

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Budget Update via Baby Animal

I just got back from a special board meeting, in which it all got laid out on the table–how badly off the district was BEFORE the recession due to years of incompetence followed by a state takeover, how badly off … Continue reading

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Overcorrection

So, one of the things I do several times a week is make Power Point presentations for the world’s smallest CEOs–the slideshow format works surprisingly well for teaching kids how to decode words.  To wit: Create text box with first … Continue reading

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