Monthly Archives: July 2015

How about another book list?

I bet you’re getting bored of summer. Right? You are, right? Okay, maybe you’re not. Here are several good reads for lazy summer days and evenings. Here are a couple of books recommended by 9/10 year old students: The Call … Continue reading

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Research References for Trauma and Stress in Developing Neural Systems

Aamodt, S., & Wang, S. (2012). Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to Colleg. New York: Bloomsbury. Rossen, E., & Hull, R. (2013). Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals. New York, … Continue reading

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iPhone Apps for Meditative Deep Breathing Exercises

Bonus post! This is a list of apps recommended by a friend, who is a child psychologist. They are great for students who struggle with frustration management because many teens have their phone with them at all times. They can … Continue reading

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Happy Friday, everyone!

I’ve been sitting here for 45 minutes trying to decide what to write about, so I’m overthinking it again. Now that you’ve worked through 4 days of the UDL institute, reflect back on that growth and understanding. Consider one goal … Continue reading

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Assessment in Writing Instruction

Synopsis: This is the first time I’m completely tapped out for things to write about, so my example might be a little lame. The learner I am thinking about reads well above grade level but struggles mightily with writing. The … Continue reading


Speed Dating in SPED 6201

Just kidding. Well, sorta. Today, SPED 6201 (Universal Design for Learning and Teaching) students spent some time discussing their teaching practice in a set-up similar to speed dating. Students sat across from one another at tables in a large room. … Continue reading


Brain Networks & Universal Design for Learning

I’ve written quite a bit about emotion and online education because I am interested in its role in expression and engagement (here, here, and here). From the perspective of the connection between cognition and emotion (Meyer, Rose, and Gordon, 2014), … Continue reading