Book Review: Walk on the Wild Side

Title: Walk on the Wild Side Author: Nicholas Oldland Publisher: Kids Can Press Year: 2015 Pages: 36 [Disclaimer: I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for my fair and unbiased review. I am not required to publish a positive review, just an honest one. So…here you go.] Walk on the Wild Side is… Continue reading Book Review: Walk on the Wild Side

Thoughts on Education Reform, Pt 1: Athletics & Academics

All I’m saying is that maybe a switch of emphasis will help bring about the reform folks are looking for. Maybe it’s not reform of the same tired methods we need, as much as an utter revolution of ideas and emphasis?

Cereal boxes, breakfast bars, etc: Reuse, Re-purpose, Recycle, pt 3

For this post, I have simply expanded on an idea (found on page 51 of the book) the authors called “Seven-piece jigsaw of familiar item.” The authors simply took the front of a cereal box, jig-saw cut it (rounded pieces, etc.) and made a puzzle. I like the idea, but I also thought it needed some expansion. (One of the great things about the book is that it shows a picture of a task and its use is left open to interpretation.)

Traveling Circle Time

I am currently tutoring a student who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The student is a participant in the Autism Scholarship Program which means that he is educated at home by a professional. I work with the family to provide helpful tools they can use, I work with the student on academic and behavioral skills,… Continue reading Traveling Circle Time