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26 September 2022
Welcome to today’s issue of Special Education Today. In today’s edition I am catching up after taking a break to hang with my wonderful in-laws. I posted a little serious content in the past week (and I’m looking forward to getting back in the swing). Summer’s over, we’ve passed the autumnal equinox, and we are moving ahead!
SET has picked up about a half dozen new subscribers in the last week. Yay and hooray! At that rate, we might make 1000 in...uhm, err...sometime in 2024. Arrgh.
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Flashes of the electrons
This week I want to recognize people who are interacting with the content. Many have familiar names: Jane B., Betsy T., Mike G., Joel M., and others. I greatly appreciate folks taking the time to like and comment on the content. Not only does it help other readers to know what’s going on, but it helps me to focus the content so that that content addresses concerns of the readers.
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Let’s have a discussion! Bring it! Bring the agreements...and bring the push-back! Let’s talk!
Table of contents
There were four new posts since the newsletter of 19 September 2022. Here is the catalog:
My pal, Kristin Sayeski’s videos on “Dyslexia, reading, and reading education.”
Kris Burbank on “Fit for A Queen”
Trish Jacobi on “When I Became ‘That Mom’ I Once Dreaded as a Special Education Teacher”
I wrote about “Neuro... -diverse? -typical?”
As usual, please be sure to check the Website. I am quite-very-absolutely likely to post something in the next few days.
As many of you have been reading these posts regularly know, I can be accused of spinning up comments out of...uhm...well...the old phrase would be “whole cloth.” I mean, I think I too often take a little point and create a mountain from it...molehills, you know.
Well, this time I just want to give you the opportunity to spin up an interpretation of your own. I’ll bow out. You go.
Please consider the accompanying photo from my Saturday walk. WTF? What, if anything, does this image mean? Let’s have fun with it. Now, I want readers to understand that I didn’t stage this photo. You are seeing what I found during my walk. Stopped me in my tracks…I had to back up to get this photo.
I end here with the usual recommendations: Give a damn about each other. Watch out for traffic cones! Wear your seatbelts (and encourage other passengers in your vehicle to wear them, too). Wash your hands frequently. Prefer gathering in well-ventilated spaces. Get vaccinated and help others to do so. And, of course, teach your children well.
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John Wills Lloyd, Ph.D.
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