I’d always had a heart to create the kind of literature I’d enjoyed since childhood, but practical need and a love for kids brought me into teaching (first English, then Special Needs.) For many years I was a “closet” writer while working with the kids with disabilities. But after time, Romeo was just the natural […]
Before you view this 8-minute interview with Educational Consultant, Derrick Gay, please pardon my awkward camera angles. I was shooting this segment this morning on a baby tripod and did my best to get us both in the frame. The essence, however, was not missed.
While researching how students with special needs are learning in this overly digital and gadget-driven world, I stumbled upon this link – which made me think. Just think. Children have such bold imagination, which is so refreshing. They really have no ‘box’ to think outside of. Comes via comment section from Goodbye Textbooks, Hello iPad By David Worthington […]
On Thursday I will be interviewing Derrick Gay on issues of diversity and how we can best serve today’s students – all students. We will focus on students with special needs since their voices are often the silent ones that are under the radar. Gay is an educational consultant that partners with independent and international […]
Back in October I received the following e-mail: Hello Ms. Bowllan: I appreciate your heart for literature that represents our diverse population! I am a teacher of students with special needs (most of them have CP and are in wheel chairs.) I have a new book I’d like to bring more attention to. If you […]
Yesterday was not only my wedding anniversary (16-years) but it was also just about 6-months since the start of my breast cancer journey. I’ll never forget that first post that feels like such a long time ago – I am happy to report. Update: each day I feel better. My hair is slowly growing back, […]
Hi Amy, I’m delighted to invite you to attend the next Conversations with the Cullman Center event with John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of the much lauded PULPHEAD. He will be joined by another critically-acclaimed author Wells Tower, author of EVERYTHING RAVAGED, EVERYTHING BURNED. This literary twosome will discuss the art of the essay. No doubt […]