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…

“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…

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. An Education Specialist (EdS.) degree is a Master'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…