So, I started to surf the net… as we tend to do at these rather frustrating times…

And, lucky me, I came upon this blog–Coming of Age in the Middle. I loved it! Maybe this plane delay was meant to happen?


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This teacher, Jessica Lahey, writes that she teaches ‘stuff,’ real stuff. She doesn’t just work to create a comfortable and safe place where students might get to the ‘stuff.’ She’s more direct and focused. While the piece may exaggerate teaching modes a bit, it hits the mark. I loved it. Check it out!

About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line, DianeRavitch.net, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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