Notes from the School Psychologist, I decided to debut my first "best of" showcase. 2011 was a big year for me: my first full year as an employed school psychologist. There was tons on learning and laughs, of which there will continue to be many more of. Here are highlights of the year, as measured by most viewed, most comments, or my personal favorite:
January -- A post about The Semantics of Stigma associated with "mental retardation" vs. "intellectual disability."
February -- A case study about a kiddo who moved from an Integrated Co-Teaching classroom to a 6:1+1. (and a bonus update on how he settled in!)
March -- The Cross Country Team, a post about "runners," or kids who leave the classroom during instruction and roam/run the school building. This post gets a huge amount of hits for the graphic, not the content. Alas!
April/May/June -- A compilation of the 8-week anger management/social skills group that I co-facilitated during the spring in the 5th grade 6:1+1 class. All boys, all shenanigans.
July -- I didn't have any posts in July... :(
August -- E=mc... huh?, a case study about a kiddo with a nonverbal learning disability. And because I couldn't choose (and slacked in July), a playful reflection post linking my shoe collection to key events in my career.
September -- A post about Jamie Nabozny and the documentary "Bullied," which every one should order and use because it's FREE! I'll reiterate again: "Bullying: Confront it. Report it. End it."
October -- A post about interview questions I was asked when I was interviewing for positions after grad school. I'm so glad that this post has been helpful to those just starting out!
November -- An important post about the current New York mandate relief proposal to remove psychologists from the CSE. Speak up, advocate for yourself and your colleagues, and make everyone know the importance of psychologists in the schools.
December -- If you missed it the first time, a good laugh for the holidays, with inappropriate Christmas carols for those who work in mental health.
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