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Special Education and Back to School Success

Preparing to head back to school after a summer full of vacation and family time can be challenging. Planning ahead and making success a routine is one way that we can help make the transition in a positive and productive manner. My last article included some general information and ideas to help the family all… Continue reading Special Education and Back to School Success

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Transition from Beach to Back-to-School and Keep Your Sanity!

It is that time of year. Target has every school supply on sale. You’re scheduling when to take the kids shopping for new clothes and shoes because they have seemingly grown out of everything overnight. It is all expensive and none of this happens at the beach. Back to school is a bummer. Every season… Continue reading Transition from Beach to Back-to-School and Keep Your Sanity!

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The Sunday of Summer: Welcome to the August Series!

A Sunday well spent brings a week of content.  A well-spent Sunday looks different in all of our homes; maybe it is grocery shopping for the work week, perhaps getting all the laundry put away, a languid brunch with besties, even a luxurious pedicure or some quiet family time. However we spend our Sundays, it… Continue reading The Sunday of Summer: Welcome to the August Series!

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Pinterest Perfection

Today I was tutoring two teenage brothers, and we have been working through Sean Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Our reading and discussion was about the “Tumor Twins,” competition and comparison. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy,” and Rachel Hollis expounded on Teddy’s words with, “Comparison is the… Continue reading Pinterest Perfection

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Successful Summer into Smart Startup of School

This week on wEDnesday: Successful Summer into Smart Startup of School Parents, Tag! You’re It! Love, Teachers! We have all seen that sign floating around on social media, and it’s hilarious! Until you go home and realize you have months with your children who have just had a busy school year, and want to know… Continue reading Successful Summer into Smart Startup of School

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The One Reason I Quit Teaching

September means apples, bulletin boards, foliage, name tags, a new class and everything else about going back-to-school! After over thirty years of starting the fall in a classroom, as a student or teacher, I decided to take a break this year. I taught for thirteen years all over Oregon, and it was not an easy… Continue reading The One Reason I Quit Teaching

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Three Great Resources for Teachers and Parents

This is the first year is over thirty that I have started September not in the classroom! After our relocation to Texas from Oregon, I decided to take the year off of teaching. One of the many elements of education that I am missing is that of coordinating and working with other teachers. After teaching… Continue reading Three Great Resources for Teachers and Parents