Life After a PhD, The Importance of Getting Certifications

A Personal Aside This is a follow up to a Q&A I wrote two years ago for University Affairs magazine From Ph.D. to Life section (link-out available here).  In that piece, I described how I made the segue from neuroscience research to working as a teacher in a special education classroom. Please go and read that … More Life After a PhD, The Importance of Getting Certifications

To Help Students Succeed We Need to Collect the RIGHT Data

Why Haven’t They Done That Yet? Proper Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance – US Army 7Ps I will start this post with two fairly controversial assertions that I will defend later. In schools, we do not collect nearly enough data on student behavior When we do collect data, they are most likely the wrong … More To Help Students Succeed We Need to Collect the RIGHT Data

Kids Think: Behaviorism Will Fail Until It Accepts This Fact

An Education Aside So I have been thinking a lot about behavior and why I am able to effect significant change in a classroom when people purportedly more qualified than myself fail. I have come to the conclusion that my success is entirely the approach I take. This method was learned from my mother and … More Kids Think: Behaviorism Will Fail Until It Accepts This Fact

Sex, Slenderman, & Suicide: Crucial Conversations with Autistic Adolescents – Part 4 – Adulthood

An Educational Aside So, I was speaking with a parent of an autistic student I work with and they suggested I write a post about the conversations I have with students, because I do not shy away from difficult or uncomfortable topics. I thought about what she said a lot and I realized I am […]

More Sex, Slenderman, & Suicide: Crucial Conversations with Autistic Adolescents – Part 4 – Adulthood

Sex, Slenderman, & Suicide: Crucial Conversations with Autistic Adolescents – Part 3 – Suicide

An Educational Aside So, I was speaking with a parent of an autistic student I work with and they suggested I write a post about the conversations I have with students, because I do not shy away from difficult or uncomfortable topics. I thought about what she said a lot and I realized I am […]

More Sex, Slenderman, & Suicide: Crucial Conversations with Autistic Adolescents – Part 3 – Suicide