A Student I’ll Always Remember

I admire parents who bravely navigate the challenging world of raising a child with special needs. Children with Autism in particular bring a unique set of  joys and trials. A friend of mine occasionally shares glimpses into her world as a parent of a child with Asperger's Syndrome.  She wrote about a particularly challenging day and labeled it as one of her daughter’s “Days of Despair.” Her story reminded me of an experience I had with a very special student named Alex. His parents Click here to read more!

How Standardized Testing Hurts Kids: Part 5

Johnny was an active eight-year-old boy who loved drawing, Pokémon, and soccer.  He also struggled with a learning disability and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Sadly, Johnny suffered through ten hours of testing as a third grader in my class in the early 2000s.  He tried desperately to stay focused hour after hour.  His learning disability was similar to dyslexia, which made following and bubbling in answers on his multiple-choice answer sheet torturous. In addition, as part of Click here to read more!