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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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Organization for Teachers, Part Two

Today in the Sunday of Summer: The August Series, I am sharing Part Two of a two-part series to help classroom teachers organize learning spaces and community, as well as personal data and tracking systems. I taught many grades over my career, all in elementary school. My experience helped me train and support many educators,… Continue reading Organization for Teachers, Part Two

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Organization for Teachers: Part One, The Classroom

Today in the Sunday of Summer: The August Series, I am sharing a two-part article to help classroom teachers organize learning spaces and community, as well as personal data and tracking systems. I taught many grades over my career, all in elementary school. My experience helped me train and support many educators, from preservice student… Continue reading Organization for Teachers: Part One, The Classroom

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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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Making the Most of a Teacher’s Summer

This week on wEDnesday, Making the Most of a Teacher’s Summer Did you leave your classroom this year, not cook for a week, and still have classroom supplies yet to unload from your car? Been there, sis. One year, a loving family made me beautifully decorated pens, with tops of silk flowers, set into ‘soil’… Continue reading Making the Most of a Teacher’s Summer

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End of School Year Countdown

Welcome to wEDnesday! I help parents and teachers advocate for children, create quality home-school relationships, and empower confidence. This week, let’s chat about the end-of-school countdown. Many homes and classrooms have a countdown on the whiteboard or refrigerator. It’s fun, we all look forward to summer, right? Who doesn’t love traveling to the beach, sleeping… Continue reading End of School Year Countdown

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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