Paige Pullen and Dan Hallahan are two colleagues from whom I’ve learned a lot. It’s great to feature them on this week’s edition of Friday Photos.
Paige is conducting professional development about reading across Florida (and elsewhere). When she was a colleague at Virginia, we collaborated on a coupla-few studies; very importantly, she taught classes about reading education that warmed the cold-cold cockles of my heart. She prepared students to teach decoding effectively and also other aspects of literacy. “Kids” left her classes confident about what to do to promote reading competence.
Dan, who is making a second appearance on Friday Photos (see his earlier appearance, which was in the first installment), and I collaborated on a lot of work regarding special education. In the 1970s and 80s, we had a string of at least a half dozen studies examining aspects of “self-monitoring” that I still consider rigorous and very practical. Even though he’d probably never taught a lick of K-12 in his career, he understood a whole lot about teaching, and he passed his knowledge along to many students.
Together with Jim Kauffman and Jeanmarie Badar, Dan and Paige are authors of the incredibly influential textbook, Exceptional Learners. Jim, Dan, and Paige also edit the excellent volume, Handbook of Research in Special Education, the royalties for which they donate to an award for the Division for Research of the Council for Exceptional Children.
Long known, valued colleagues whom I hope readers have a chance to meet.