Author Archives: DrEMiller

About DrEMiller

K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.

19 Struggles Of Having An Outgoing Personality But Actually Being Introverted

Originally posted on Introversion Effect:
Like many categorizing systems, the separatist thinking behind them attempts to firmly place us in one container or another.  The flaw in these types of systems is that they don’t always take into account the…

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Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams

This is a must-read if you are applying for scholarships and student loans. Received the following in my inbox today, and I believe it’s important enough to share with all college-bound students. The link to the blog site labeled “Learn what … Continue reading

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On Special Education: “Disability.gov Update: Education Department Announces Major Change in How State Special Ed Programs Are Evaluated”

Here is the link to the topic that has truly upset me: Disability.gov Update: Education Department Announces Major Change in How State Special Ed Programs Are Evaluated. And here’s my commentary. I have not been a fan of Arne Duncan … Continue reading

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Purchase the goods after you have refined the gift.

Originally posted on Transitions and A Medically Complex Child:
Wandering in a sporting goods store, I heard the typical child parent banter. I want, I need, I can’t live without. As I rounded a corner, I can upon a dad with…

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Technology-Attention Disorder Link?

A St Maarten friend posted the blog link below on Facebook, and that got me thinking… What is the link between attention disorders and electronic gadgetry such as tablet devices and smart phones? To quickly summarize, Margaret Rock’s post addresses … Continue reading

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Hurtful Words

Those involved in special education already relate to the hurt caused by name-calling or references to special needs individuals. Here is a blog posting that explains why it is wrong to use the “R word.” What Really Happens When You … Continue reading

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A New MOOC: Digital Learning Transition (Spr. 2014) – Course

I’m back! It has been a while since I posted anything at all, and I felt that the New Year was a good time to start things rolling again. As some of you know, I am currently living on the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

As educators, we have learned to accept more than just words to illustrate students’ understanding. For many students, non-literary art forms are the most effective means of communication. Photography is one of these arts. This site, the Weekly Photo Challenge … Continue reading

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Dangerous Speakers | Teacher Talk (Dyslexia and other Reading Disabilities)

Good educators are always seeking new information–whether that information is to learn better ways of serving their students, learn more about a topic or technique, follow how the latest research-based techniques are working elsewhere, etc. To good educators, an 8-hour … Continue reading

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What Kids are Reading, 2013

We have all heard this: It is less important what a child reads than that the child reads. However, we also want children to read books that carry a message. When a child has trouble choosing a book–especially one for … Continue reading

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