Dear fellow campers (happy and otherwise),
Welcome to the 26th issue of the first year of the newsletter for Special Education Today. This issue has a few house-keeping notes, a listing of recent posts, and a little bit of gratuitous commentary.
But, before I launch into it...the twenty-sixth issue! Woohoo! That’s a half a year. I guess, just as Wednesday is sometimes called “hump day,” this must be the hump issue. Is it all downhill from here?
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Department of Shout-outs
Flashes of the old electrons to
Some of these folks were repeat offender^h^h^h^h^h^h^h contributors!
And, it was great to have correspondence with Melanie H.
This week, you can find new articles about various topics in the magazine. They’re rather a motley batch.
Dear John: Letters from Angela—1—What’s it like to hear from a former student many years later?
Hugh Catts on reading comprehension—What’s the problem with “reading comprehension” and how can we fit it?
Dear John: Letters from Angela—2—What is the early context for this series of posts?
Teachers’ career choices in COVID times—What does history tell us about whether teachers should just say, “forget it?”
I have to get away from these long posts. I started drafting the one about COVID and teachers more than three weeks ago; in fact, over the Thanksgiving weekend I provided a quick verbal sketch of it to Michael K. and his father as the three of us sat at Pavillion VII on grounds and visited before his father left to return home to New York. Not only are they time-consuming to produce, but they’re also probably too long for this medium; I don’t wanto burden (or bore) readers. But it is nice to dig into some topics.
I have lots more entries in the “Dear John” series. I hope to drop them at a rate of about two a week. They’ll run into January, most likely.
And I know I ought to get back to the Behavior Management series. Next up is a bit about behavior plans, which should be the consequence of FBAs-FAs.
Then there’re notes about other posts, too. Some more on reading...John Cooks!...a string of posts about understanding LD, etc.
If you have ideas about what I ought to publish, send me a note or DM me (@SpecialEdToday or @JohnWillsLloyd). Also, please watch for tweets and pass them along to your followers.
Meanwhile I hope you, dear readers, are healthy, happy, and safe. And I hope you remember to teach your children well.
John Wills Lloyd, Ph.D.