Part of the deal with Reflective Teacher’s nomination and Alsoomse I just found out!) was that I had to name 5 other bloggers that make me think. That’s easy enough. The hardest is limiting it to 5 because there are so many who make me think. So here are my nominations for the Thinking Blogger Awards:
1. Kristina Chew is just an outstanding writer, educator and parent. A body can not help but read her without learning something. A parent asked me awhile back about other parent blogs and if I had to recommend just one this would be the one for autism.
2. Liz from I Speak of Dreams has been invaluable to the development of this place through her own blog. She keeps up on all the latest mostly on Learning Disabilities but also disability news in general. For anyone who is looking for the latest in the world of LD, she’s the one to go to.
3. Nickie: You think you’ve got drama? There is no possibility of NOT being inspired by this blogger’s story. Articulate and well-written. Just go and visit.
4. Autism Diva: This was probably the blog that started changing my view of autism the most. She moved my thinking from the whole “victim” mentality towards being more willing to embrace the “differentness” of autism as well as my own autistic-like issues. It’s not all about suffering.
5. John wills Lloyd who I mostly read at Teach Effectively (although you’ll see other blogs of his in the blogroll). The good professor keeps his finger on the pulse of effective teaching practice in special education. He’ll talk about what’s effective as well as point out the junk that is popular but NOT effective. Visual, auditory, kinesthetic/tactile learning anyone?
It doesn’t matter if these folks nominate 5 other folks or not, because they are still worthy of the Thinking Blogger Award.
But they’re supposed to.
I’m just sayin’.