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The Short Bus

Author : Jonathan Mooney
ISBN : 0805088040
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Once labeled profoundly learning disabled, an honors graduate from Brown University describes his cross-country odyssey to meet other individuals who had found unique and magical ways to overcome the obstacles that separated them from the "normal" world, in an irreverent, profound, and poignant account. Reprint.

The Short Bus

Author : Jonathan Mooney
ISBN : 9781429911931
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A young man once called unteachable journeys across America to investigate the lives of those, like himself, who are forced to create new ways of living in order to survive Labeled "dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled with attention and behavior problems," Jonathan Mooney was a short bus rider—a derogatory term used for kids in special education and a distinction that told the world he wasn't "normal." Along with other kids with special challenges, he grew up hearing himself denigrated daily. Ultimately, Mooney surprised skeptics by graduating with honors from Brown University. But he could never escape his past, so he hit the road. To free himself and to learn how others had moved beyond labels, he created an epic journey. He would buy his own short bus and set out cross-country, looking for kids who had dreamed up magical, beautiful ways to overcome the obstacles that separated them from the so-called normal world. In The Short Bus, his humorous, irreverent, and poignant record of this odyssey, Mooney describes his four-month, 35,000-mile journey across borders that most people never see. He meets thirteen people in thirteen states, including an eight-year-old deaf and blind girl who likes to curse out her teachers in sign language. Then there's Butch Anthony, who grew up severely learning disabled but who is now the proud owner of the Museum of Wonder. These people teach Mooney that there's no such thing as normal and that to really live, every person must find their own special ways of keeping on. The Short Bus is a unique gem, propelled by Mooney's heart, humor, and outrageous rebellions.

The Short Bus

Author : Jonathan Mooney
ISBN : 0805074279
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Labeled "dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled with attention and behavior problems," Jonathan Mooney was a short bus rider--a derogatory term used for kids in special education and a distinction that told the world he wasn't "normal." Along with othe

Learning Outside The Lines

Author : Jonathan Mooney
ISBN : 9781439104736
Genre : Education
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Learning with YOUR purpose in mind -- not your parents', not your teacher's, not your school's Every day, your school, your teachers, and even your peers draw lines to measure and standardize intelligence. They decide what criteria make one person smart and another person stupid. They decide who will succeed and who will just get by. Perhaps you find yourself outside the norm, because you learn differently -- but, unlike your classmates, you have no system in place that consistently supports your ability and desire to learn. Simply put, you are considered lazy and stupid. You are expected to fail. Learning Outside the Lines is written by two such "academic failures" -- that is, two academic failures who graduated from Brown University at the top of their class. Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach you how to take control of your education and find true success -- and they offer all the reasons why you should persevere. Witty, bold, and disarmingly honest, Learning Outside the Lines takes you on a journey toward personal empowerment and profound educational change, proving once again that rules sometimes need to be broken.

Hangover Wisdom 100 Thoughts On The Short Bus

Author : Max Orek
ISBN : 5458869532
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Widening The Circle

Author : Mara Sapon-Shevin
ISBN : 9780807032817
Genre : Education
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Widening the Circle is a passionate, even radical argument for creating school and classroom environments where all kids, including children labeled as “disabled” and “special needs,” are welcome on equal terms. In opposition to traditional models of special education, where teachers decide when a child is deemed “ready to compete” in “mainstream” classes, Mara Sapon-Shevin articulates a vision of full inclusion as a practical and moral goal. Inclusion, she argues, begins not with the assumption that students have to earn their way into the classroom with their behavior or skills, it begins with the right of every child to be in the mainstream of education, perhaps with modifications, adaptations, and support. Full inclusion requires teachers to think about all aspects of their classrooms—pedagogy, curriculum, and classroom climate. Crucially, Sapon-Shevin takes on arguments against full inclusion in a section of straight-talking answers to common questions. She agrees with critics that the rhetoric of inclusion has been used to justify eliminating services and “dumping” students with significant educational needs unceremoniously back into the mainstream with little or no support. If full inclusion is properly implemented, however, she argues, it not only clearly benefits those traditionally excluded but enhances the educations and lives of those considered mainstream in myriad ways. Through powerful storytelling and argument, Sapon-Shevin lays out the moral and educational case for not separating kids on the basis of difference.

Collaborate Communicate And Differentiate

Author : Wendy W. Murawski
ISBN : 9781412981842
Genre : Education
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This book takes collaboration out of the abstract and applies it to daily tasks of differentiating instruction, implementing technology, student assessment, and communicating with families.

A Different Life

Author : Quinn Bradlee
ISBN : 9780786741403
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ten percent of the population is affected by a learning disability, but few of us understand what being learning disabled (LD) is really like. When he was fourteen, Bradlee was diagnosed with Velo-Cardio-Facial-Syndrome (VCFS), a wide-spread, little-understood disorder that is expressed through a wide range of physical ailments and learning disabilities. In this funny, moving, and often irreverent book, Bradlee tells his own inspirational story of growing up as an LD kid—and of doing so as the child of larger-than-life, formidably accomplished parents: long-time Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee and bestselling author Sally Quinn. From his difficulties reading social cues, to his cringe-worthy loss of sexual innocence, Bradlee describes the challenges and joys of living “a different life” with disarming candor and humor. By the end of A Different Life he will have become, if not your best friend, one of your favorite people.

No Pity

Author : Joseph P. Shapiro
ISBN : 9780307798329
Genre : Political Science
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People with disabilities forging the newest and last human rights movement of the century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Traveler S Guide To Initiation

Author : Katessa S. Harkey
ISBN : 0993237177
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A Traveler's Guide to Initiation condenses into a single volume all of the necessary materials a practitioner would need to absorb in order to give informed consent to the processes of Hermetic initiation. How do we create strong community in such a diverse context as Hermetic spirituality? In cultures and magical systems throughout the world, initiation serves to forge group identity. However, Hermetic group practice has its hazards. It is imperative that these issues be clearly and honestly addressed as we build our magical groups. Only a properly prepared magician can give the full force of his or her will to the operation. And all those to come after.

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