A Personal Aside So I decided it is time to give an update for the people that knew me as an academic scientist on my life as a teacher. It has been something of a wild ride thus far and I am definitely settling into the groove. The first trimester has ended and we are … More An update on my life as a former academic…
A Teaching Aside For those new to reading this blog, I am a teacher in an elementary school life skills classroom that focuses specifically on meeting the educational needs of children with autism and other developmental disorders. As such, aside from my goal of providing high quality instruction in math, language arts, and science, I … More Self-evaluations are critical for effective classroom management
A Teaching Aside I have now been teaching a little over a month and have recently had a great experience that I feel taught me an important lesson. I learned that it is not only important, but rather it is critical that I use as precise of language and as precise of models as possible … More Precision is critical when teaching children with developmental disorders.
Ooh Ooh Ooh! They Finally Did It! I have been waiting a while for the paper I am going to talk about in this post to come out. I had been seeing the data as they were coming in when I was a postdoctoral scholar at the MIND Institute in Sacramento (where Drs. Sally Rogers … More Empowering parents to engage in early autism inteventions
In my preparations for my first year as a special education teacher I have not found time to blog. I promise to get back to the blog as soon as I come up for air!