Guest post by Dr. Douglas Green Thanks to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act passed in 1975, students who have some kind of identifiable disability that gets in the way of keeping up with their able peers, get service from special education teachers in schools throughout the United States. While practices vary from state to state, there is some similarity as to how these services are provided. The law is well intentioned, and there is no doubt that much of what special education teachers do is helpful. However, we spend too much money and time on bureaucratic procedures that wastes ...


Good things happen and we have to be prepared to take the next necessary steps to keep learning and growing. How do you deal with getting what you want?


ISTE 2015 proved to be an amazing experience that requires a fair amount of reflection. As I continue to debrief the experience, I'm reminded of how learning happens in waves. What was your take away from ISTE?


This year's graduation wasn't as tear-filled as years past, but seeing students I've taught for three years find their way across our stage felt momentous. All dressed up, grown up and off to college, the students threw their confetti and eagerly said their goodbyes. I always get a preview to graduation. Being the AP literature and composition teacher means that both the Valedictorian and the Salutatorian are in my class and they will need help with their speeches. In usual senior manner, the two of my students this year waited until the last minute and I was charged with helping ...


Which movies about teaching have really made an impact on you and why?


Caution! Read this post only if you care to dream about possibilities... Dare not think about all that can't be done, but rather how we can move toward what can. If we can think it, we can do it. Enter at your own risk.


Dads can be crazy and why shouldn't they be, raising kids is hard work while trying to grow up themselves. Why not give a shout out to the men in your life who have served as fathers or father figures and made a special impact?


Schools are built on relationships and when they don't start off well, it can make for challenging and often adversarial times.


Here are some takeaways before the doors close and the lights go out on the 2014-15 school year


The real world is a place we exist in all the time unless we are down the rabbit hole with Alice. So treat the learning experience in school like it matters.


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