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“I’m not sitting there watching Twitter. I’m not on Facebook. If you’re speaking to me through Facebook or Twitter, I’m not listening. So let’s start there. ”I’m a fairly disconnected person who operates in a kind of old-fashioned way and I do that deliberately because drinking from this digital fire hose is too much for me....
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In today’s educational climate, where students are increasingly being compressed by technology and accountability pressures into computable ‘’data units,’’ there’s never been a more vital priority than addressing the needs of students as persons.  While the etymology of the word ‘’person’’ goes back to the idea of having a ‘’persona’’ or ‘’social mask,’’  I think...
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The word ”play” gets batted around a lot in conversations about children’s learning and development needs, but sometimes different people are holding different notions of what the word ”play” actually means.  In this two-part blog post, I want to help clarify what I believe true child’s play actually is. In this first post, I want...
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Today I led a full-day workshop (9am-4pm) on ”Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Learning Disabilities Succeed in School and Life,” sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates here in Canada.  It was a terrific group of forty educators who shared their success experiences in working with students with special needs that...
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Today, I’m in Scottsdale, Arizona, speaking at the Talking Stick Resort, as part of the Fourteenth Annual Transition Conference put on by the Arizona Department of Education to assist educators in helping students with special needs transition successfully into post-secondary education, the work force, and their communities.  I delivered the keynote to the conference on...
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