What is Disability Studies?

I am new to this intellectual discipline. I have studied communication disorders, special education, assistive technology, and school psychology (in that order), but have never delved into the world of “disability studies” until now. I am still reading books and articles on the subject. However, here are my initial thoughts as I begin a deeper dive. Continue reading “What is Disability Studies?”

“An Easy Education is a Contradiction in Terms:” What They Don’t Tell You about Graduate School

In talking to other members of my cohort, I realized that none of them appear to have entered graduate school fully prepared. Maybe they were given poor information; maybe they didn’t do their due diligence. Either way, they don’t seem to fully grasp that graduate school is different. Here is what I wish I could tell them without offending them in the process. Continue reading ““An Easy Education is a Contradiction in Terms:” What They Don’t Tell You about Graduate School”

My Top Books of 2018

I set a new personal best for number of books read in a year in 2018. While 21 books might not seem like much to some of you, it was quite the accomplishment for me. I hope to hit somewhere close to that mark again in 2019; however, I set my goal for 15 knowing that life will be a bit unpredictable this year.

Here is a quick look at what I considered the top books I read in the past year. I could speak about all of the books I read, but I will try to do better at that moving forward instead. Let me know what some of your favorites were in the comments. Continue reading “My Top Books of 2018”

Diaper Bags for Dads: Where are They?

My wife and I are expecting our first child shortly. After extensive searching, she finally PSX_20190101_190400settled on a diaper bag that appears to be fairly popular on Amazon (pictured on right). I examined it after purchase (after all, I do love bags) and wasn’t that impressed. It appears a big small and the zippers are low quality. The interior is almost neutral in color (a cream with a slight rose hue to it); the exterior as well (medium grey). However, I wanted to know what other manly options exist, so I took a look around. I was not impressed. Continue reading “Diaper Bags for Dads: Where are They?”

What is an Ed.S. Degree?

I always get this puzzled look on peoples’ faces when I tell them I am getting an Ed.S. degree. I go further to tell what Ed.S. stands for–Education Specialist–and I get the same blank stare. Here is my best explanation in a quick and simple post. Continue reading “What is an Ed.S. Degree?”

Tribe of Mentors Questions: My Answers

Tim Ferris published his latest book “Tribe of Mentors” in November of 2017. The book has received attention not only for the star-studded list of people interviewed, but also for the types of questions asked to these A-listers. Many others have posted their answers to these questions over the last year. In this post, I give my own answers. Continue reading “Tribe of Mentors Questions: My Answers”

Graduate School: Nine Weeks In

Graduate school started the day after Labor Day. It has been a crazy nine weeks, hence the lack of blog posts. Grad school is not entirely new to me; I completed an M.Ed. program about 18 months before starting my current Ed.S. program. Here is a brief run down of how the weeks have gone. Continue reading “Graduate School: Nine Weeks In”