How You Can Ensure That Your Child Isn’t Treated Like A Number at School

Nobody wants to be just another face in the crowd. We all wish to be acknowledged, considered and seen as a unique individual among the other faces. So, how do parents ensure that their child isn’t regarded as just another face in the crowded classroom? When we are treated as a number, not a person, […]

When Your Child Is Bored in School….

The human brain needs to be stimulated, and often. The stimuli needs to be varied, because the variety of the types of stimulation leads to growth. Now, imagine your child sitting in a classroom that he or she considers boring. That is probably what happens 9 times out of 10 in classrooms when children begin […]

5 Characteristics, Experiences and Outcomes of Secondary Level Students in Special Education

Secondary school youth who receive special education services feel positive about school, but are more likely than their peers to struggle academically, be suspended, and lag behind in taking key steps towards postsecondary education and jobs. Among youth with an Individualized Education Program (IEP), those with autism, deaf-blindness, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, and orthopedic impairments […]

How the Apple IMac Made ‘No Excuses’ Possible

Back in 2001, I had this novel idea to connect my students and their parents to the classroom. I was especially interested in getting to know and partner with the previously elusive parents of my black and brown students. As a teacher of special needs adolescents, and a newbie in public school education, I needed […]