Teachers

Okay, it’s been a while since I’ve post and it was because of technical issues. So anyway, I want to start back up with an article that I read today and truly enjoyed. It’s entitled “I Actually Thanked a Teacher” by Bob Greene over at the Wall Street Journal.

As usual, the Wall Street Journal has limited access but I was fortunate enough to find most of article over at another blog entitled Live & Learn by David Kanigan and so I thought I would share it that way.

The reason I think I appreciate the article so much is for the fact that how much I appreciate the teachers that have taught my oldest son. Over the years, they’ve always asked how’s he doing? So this article is for all teachers. Thank you!

Sincerely-

    

Autism Librarian

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What a send off!

For most kids with special abilities, they have until they’re twenty-one (when they age out of the schools) to graduate. For Kyle Boule, a special-ed program graduate of Goffstown High School in New Hampshire, he was given an epic send-off when he turned twenty-one.

You can check it out over at Yahoo!(courtesy of Good Morning America) in the article entitled “Over 1,200 Students, Staff Surprise High School Special-Ed Graduate With Epic SendoffGood story and a great ending.

Sweet dreams!

  

Autism Librarian

Training for teachers

Tonight I went over to my son’s high school to go through his class schedule and meet his teachers. Now over the years I’ve often felt we got lucky in regard to some of the teachers he’s had and tonight I was reminded yet again of that.

I was talking to his Special School District teacher and as I said to her how happy I was to have already e-mailed all of his teachers early in the year (something I should have done years ago), she told me how she had the chance to train some of the teachers there in regards to working with kids with special abilities.

So when I saw this article, it too made me happy. It’s entitled “Special Education Training Efforts to get Millions” by Shaun Heasley over at Disability Scoop. Music to my ears!

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Resource rooms and special education

Long before my son was born, I use to be a substitute teacher with the Special School District here in St. Louis. At the time it was a great experience but, little did I know that it was preparing me for a future life event of my own. Therefore, I have to say this article was a very thought provoking article.

The article is entitled “Is the Resource Room a Waste of Time” by Pamela Miller via the LD Source (an electronic newsletter I receive from the the Leaning Disabilities Association of America). Since many years have passed between my time as a substitute teacher and now as a parent of a child with special abilities, I’ll have to think about this some more and get back to you.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian