Category Archives: Education

Overheard at the PPT

School’s out and the rush of annual PPT meetings that many schools cram into May and June is over. As always, there were a few outlandish things said by school district personnel both during the meetings and in other discussions. … Continue reading

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Mob Advocacy

I paid more attention to the story about Alex Barton than I have to any news story related to autism in a long time.  I even blogged about it myself three times.  Oops, this makes four.  Even my quiet little … Continue reading

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District Sends Teacher to the Office

The Palm Beach Post is reporting that kindergarten teacher Wendy Portillo has been reassigned to the school district offices while the district investigates a complaint against her. Ms. Portillo recently led her kindergarten class in a vote to remove one … Continue reading

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And a New Goat

As I posted yesterday, I think we have two new heroes in the kindergarten class at Morningside Elementary School in Port St. Lucie Florida. We probably, to some degree, also have a (scape)goat. Don’t get me wrong, the teacher, Ms. … Continue reading

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My Two New Heroes

I don’t typically blog about the latest news stories as I’m always a few steps behind other bloggers in keeping up with the news. Today is different. Today I found two new heroes in this news story. It’s not a … Continue reading

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Little Red Schoolhouses

We took the family to Washington DC for a few days last week. Our hotel happened to be across the street from the US Department of Education (DOE). Considering all the work that we (and our sons’ PPT members) put … Continue reading

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Bullying is alive and well in our school districts but the nature of the bullying has changed. The administrators have turned the tables. While they have instituted ‘zero-tolerance’ policies regarding bullying of students, they have institutionalized another type of bullying. … Continue reading

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It’s been a long break from blogging for me. There’s no big reason behind it, just a lot of little ones. Here’s a sample of my rambling thoughts from the past few weeks. Next, it’s time for me to catch up on my reading.
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Back to School: Teacher Resources

My wife and I place high expectations on our school district. However, we are also pragmatic and know that there are many things competing for the attention of teachers and administrators. We recognize that, in some situations, it’s faster and easier to accomplish things on our own than trying to work the system. Providing information on autism for mainstream teachers is one of those situations. Continue reading

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Going Negative

I do my best to present a positive and constructive outlook. For those times when I lack the emotional energy to do so, I try hard to avoid being negative. I don’t like listening to complaining, whining, and unfair criticism, so it’s only fair that I avoid doing this myself. Being negative is usually a last resort. Continue reading

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