Archive for February, 2013

A peek into an iPAD classroom

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have a tablet computer in the hands of every student in the classroom?  What would the kids be doing and how would the role of the teacher change?  Well it is happening across the nation and here is a peek into a 2nd grade classroom: […]

Perfection can be the enemy of happiness!

Wise words from someone I know: Last week, I mentioned that I bought and installed blackout curtains in our bedroom.  This has been a huge improvement in keeping mornings a bit more sacred, and also in blocking out both streetlights and noise at night.  All in all, a huge win. Except they aren’t perfect.  There […]

Michael Fullen Webinar Today—free!

Join me at an earlier-than-normal time on Friday, February 22nd, for a live and interactive conversation with Michael Fullan, Special Advisor to the Premier and Minister of Education in Ontario, and author of (among other books), Motion Leadership and Motion Leadership in Action. Ontario is considered one of the great success stories for education […]

Good Apps for Students with Reading Difficulties or Dyslexia

Today’s web edition from the National Center for Learning Disabilities has several articles that are worth reading but particularly of use for parents and teachers may be the article written by a mother-daughter team about reading apps that they explored during the month of December 2012.  Here is the link for that article:       Rosemary […]

Stressed and Feeling Under Pressure?

It is that time in the school year when teachers and administrators are feeling stressed and under pressure.   Research and experience tells us that staff absenteeism increases significantly in the months of February and March due to illness and mental health days ( just need-a-break days). The year is more than half over, state assessment time is quickly […]

Inspiration, hope and love

If you have a few moments, please watch the following video to be inspired and to acknowledge the power of love.   Warmth, love, and respect will endure time and distance.  Make a difference in the lives of those around you. Rosemary MangesRosemary Manges, Program Coordinator for Inclusive Services, has over 39 years of […]

Digital Learning Day is Here!

Happy Digital Learning Day! Signifying the growing importance and demand for digital learning strategies in the classroom, nearly 25,000 teachers, millions of students, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, and U.S. Representative George Miller (D-CA), are joining the Alliance for Excellent Education today for the second annual Digital Learning […]

Resources for parents and families of students with disabilities

February is a  month of hearts, flowers, and parties but sometimes for a student with a disability, this is a month where he/she may feel left out.  Here are some resources that may help the parents and families deal with this issue: Learning difficulties and social skills: What’s the connection? This article explores the meaning […]