Thoughts on Standards-Based Grading

In the interest of full disclosure, I work for a company that develops, markets, and sells software to K-12 institutions, but the opinions expressed in this post are my own and the company is not responsible for them. The software includes an SIS (Student Information System), a performance management system, a special education system, andRead more

Two Inspiring Stories

Check out this playlist for two very inspiring stories.  One is about Ricochet, a dog who made the lives of those with special needs better in so many ways.  The second is about Owen, a young man with special needs who loves basketball, and his friends.

Housekeeping: Wrapping up The Moon Is Down

I finished the book! First, it’s good that we did not read the introduction first, or I think that is the lens that we would be looking through as we read the story. We would know that people did not consider the work to be a stellar piece of writing, or even one of Steinbeck’sRead more

A butterfly goes to a coach

See on – 21st Century Education and Teaching Telling someone exactly what the difference is between coaching and the other four helping professions (consulting, mentoring, counseling and therapy) is one of the many challenges I face as a coac… Heather MacCorkle Edick‘s insight: Are you a coach in your classroom?  It’s an interesting question, isn’t it? See onRead more