Thursday, October 16, 2008

Slow Learners

So, in my day job, I'm a school psychologist. My job is to test kids to determine whether they need special education assistance. Some times, it's clear that students need additional assistance - students in wheelchairs, students with significant behavioral problems, etc. However, there is this large group of children (statistically, 14% of the population - that's part of the way this stuff works (look up the bell curve)) that doesn't qualify for special education that needs additional assistance.

I went to a conference on Wednesday where the presenter talked about these students as a group. There are lots of difficulties for these students because they take longer to catch on to the rules of education (not the actual item, but the general rule).

The presenter's name is Steven Shaw. He has a website with a paid podcast. This really sucks. He should have these things available for free.

So, what I want to do - start a school psychologist podcast. Free. Post it online. Free. Maybe run it with ads if necessary to pay for servers or something.

That's my goal. I don't know if I can make it happen but I'd really like to.