How the #UnacceptableExample Filters Down – California Teacher Credentialing Changes

“Our job is to teach and we have to try to do it in 10 different ways, if that’s what we have to do,” Duncan said. “It’s not extra work — it’s just the job. That understanding has helped me so much.”   On December 13th, California approves tougher teacher training standards to help mainstreaming, […]

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Why The Discussion About #BornThisWay Is As Important As The Show Itself

“Although personal interaction is the most effective medium for conveying the personal experience of disability, the mass media can be an effective vehicle for bringing about greater understanding, and a consequent gradual change in public perceptions, of people with disabilities.” – Marilyn Dahl (The Role of the Media in Promoting Images of Disability- Disability as […]

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Be the Change You Wish to See

What I’m really trying to say…. As I pondered this prompt (Thanks Mardra!) and thought about what type of information I’ve been putting out in the universe lately, I had to pause.  For those who don’t know me, (and maybe to some who do) my writing may appear to lean toward the negative. Am I […]

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President of NEA Says Teachers Have to Adapt Curriculum for the “chronically ‘tarded and medically annoying”

There’s an article making the rounds on Facebook with the title “Plane passenger asked teacher a rude question about her job. Her response is PERFECT!” The video featured comes from the YouTube account of the Campaign for America’s Future with this description: “National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García explains the vital work of public school […]

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