Beyond Mainstreaming, How to Best Expand the Horizons of Special Education Students

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

Graduate School Applications: How to Fail Spectacularly

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

How do we deal with grades when mainstreaming students?

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?