I’ve spent this week learning to be a Mental Health First Aid instructor. Mental Health is such an area of need in the world of Deaf Education, and the resources for our students are limited. When this opportunity presented itself, I knew I had to take it. Continue reading “Mental Health First Aid”
I’ve been blogging for a little over two weeks now, and already I am falling down on the job! I could blame it on my ADD or my EFD, or I could blame it on my newest obsession – Digital Badging. Let me back up a bit. Continue reading “My Perfect PD Dream World”
Yesterday I wrote about Executive Function Disorder (EFD). It felt very good to write about it, to help explain how my brain works (or doesn’t work on some days). When I finished the piece and read over it, I felt lighter is some ways, but I felt heavier in others. I am in a job with a lot of puzzle pieces that have to be pieced together to make many puzzles. It can get very overwhelming sometimes.
As an itinerant teacher turned educational consultant, I have had the pleasure to work with a wide variety of professionals. Some of the educators I worked with “got it” – they understood the uniqueness of kids and naturally made the necessary adaptations for their instruction to work for all of their students. Some of those I worked with really wanted to “get it,” but they struggled to understand some of the decisions their students made.
I am the very proud mother of two children. My son is 22 and will graduate from University of Tampa in December. My daughter is 20 and is a rising junior at Southwestern University. She is living at home this summer, as she prepares for a semester abroad in the Fall.
This morning I was laying in bed,
playing participating in Professional Development on Twitter. I came across some posts tagged #ClassyGraphics, and I was hooked – and I wanted to learned more. Following the conversation, I learned that @tonyvincent of Learning in Hand was doing an online course on using Google Drawings. Unfortunately, I missed it! Luckily, I saw that he will be offering it again. And luckily, he has an amazing blog with videos and links and everything!