Archive for February, 2012

Steve Jobs on Education

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs on Education “All books, learning materials, and assessments should be digital and interactive, tailored to each student and providing feedback in real time.” ~Steve Jobs I just finished reading (or rather listening to the audiobook) Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.  As an early computer user my second personal computer was a Macintosh 512Ke. […]

Reading Fun

Thomas at RCE

Reading Fun This past week was one of those weeks where I had great enjoyment spending time reading with some of my favorite children’s books to Mrs. Tesa McClure’s first grade class at Rock Crusher Elementary School.  Mrs. McClure knows how much I enjoy reading to the students and doing the voices of the different […]

Studies Show: Dyslexia Reveals Silver Lining

Dyslexia And Reading

Studies Show: Dyslexia Reveals Silver Lining Recently when I was talking with a group of students at Citrus High School I was asked, “Are there any benefits to being a dyslexic?”  When one hears the term “dyslexia”, you likely think “learning disability.”  Rarely do people realize that dyslexia is associated with a special set of […]

What do Zumba and the Super Bowl have in common?

My first Zumba class at CSMS. After losing a Super Bowl bet to Ms. Holly Jeanne Becker I had to paid my bet by going to the Zumba class and be up front and center. Ms. Becker made sure of it.

What do Zumba and the Super Bowl have in common? A lesson to learn on how unwise to bet with a teacher! I should have listened to a good friend of mine when they said, “You should not bet”, but my extreme confidence in my beloved New England Patriots “told me” they would win last […]

Tour of Citrus County Community Based Instruction

Transition

Tour of Citrus County Community Based Instruction Think about the poem about the Blind Men and the Elephant by John Godfrey Saxe. Those involved in the transition of students into adult life. We may be the parents of these students, their teachers, or we may provide community services to these young adults. Well, “Transition” is […]

State Proposed Educational Budget Update – Revised

A Look at the budget

State Proposed Educational Budget Update – Revised The state budget is beginning to take shape in the Florida 2012 Legislative Session.  We have seen some encouraging signs and some discouraging signs as the budget is being developed. It is important to understand that while the information I am sharing is encouraging, it alone does not […]