10. August 2014 · Comments Off on Every Classroom Matters Podcast · Categories: Uncategorized


Here is the audio (used with permission) from the Every Classroom Matters podcast where I was interviewed by the Cool Cat Teacher Vicki Davis.



The podcast was about Dads of Disability, inclusion, and the guest blog post I wrote for her called “5 practical lessons for elementary classroom inclusion“.


Thanks to Vicki for a great interview!



P.S. The podcast feed for Every Classroom Matters can be found with a quick search on iTunes.

06. August 2014 · Comments Off on It’s not college · Categories: advocacy, Gary's Son, parent education


If I hear or read another person telling me that one should think of having your young child in a specialized residential school setting as “him going away to college, just early” — I will punch them.

(OK, not literally, but you get the idea.)

Specialized school placement <> college.  Get it?  Yes, we both “miss our kids” but it is NOT the same thing.


06. August 2014 · Comments Off on Super-teacher relationships and inclusion · Categories: advocacy, parent education, published elsewhere, video


I believe that often we meet people and help them because it is the right thing to do. And you shouldn’t expect anything in return.  But when that does happen, it is usually a really good thing.

I had the privilege of being able to help out super-teacher Vicki Davis (The Cool Cat Teacher) in 2007. We have been in professional contact on and off over the years since then.  She has done some amazing things: Writing some books! Training some teachers! Being invited to Edutopia and Skywalker ranch! Raising some kids!  Teaching!

It’s really cool that she allowed me to guest post on her world-famous teacher blog and will soon be publishing an audio interview she did with me on Every Classroom Matters.  She did a great job of constructing my guest blog post with some media and videos too.

Take care, and thanks again Vicki!