Ooh Ooh Ooh, They Finally Did It! I am not entirely sure if it is they finally did it or I finally did it for this post. I have been working this year as a half-time Resource teacher in one elementary school and as a half-time mainstreaming facilitator across two schools (actually, it was supposed … More Beyond Mainstreaming, How to Best Expand the Horizons of Special Education Students
This post was prompted by a conversation on social media as well as in an ABA class I am attending about whether it is ethical to tie positive reinforcement of a whole group based on the performance of a single student, and conversely if it is similarly ethical to deprive the class of a reinforcement because … More We Need to Re-Evaluate School-Wide PBIS
In Part 1 (see here), I describe my experiences as an undergraduate researcher. These early years set the foundation for my concept of, “what is it like to be a scientist!”. I don’t have an answer as to whether my undergraduate career with Ray Kesner was real or a dream. It was my best years … More Graduate School Applications: How to Fail Spectacularly
A Personal Aside This is a post I have been thinking about writing for a while (since 2012). Off and on I think back to my previous life in academic science and I think there are some lessons or advice I might be able to give others who are contemplating graduate school. I will follow … More Mi Noche Bocarriba: My lives in academics Part 1
Why Haven’t They Done That Yet I have had a few thoughts this last week. I had another student “graduate” out of special education! What this means is that I can find no evidence for this student needing special education services at all. This is astounding given they have been in special education classes for … More How do we deal with grades when mainstreaming students?