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Learning Disabilities and/or Dyslexia– the Future and a Child’s Potential

The term “disability” is sometimes a hard word to hear for a parent at an ARD meeting at school.  The feeling of a significant loss for the potential of a child’s future can overtake a parent at such a time.  It is important to share stories such as the one below that illustrates that the future […]

May is Foster Care Month

  National Foster Care Month is an important time to reflect on students impacted by foster care. Continuing to work in new ways to promote school success, school stability and encourage students in foster care is of the utmost importance. Preparing students to be career and college ready and taking steps to encourage successful transitions […]

Child’s Perspective

If you haven’t subscribed to the web-based newsletter, Understood, I recommend it for any parent or teacher.  It provides valuable information and research-based strategies for helping students who struggle with learning.  Today’s email alert brought to my mailbox some very powerful information and resources that I thought was imperative to share with you all today.  […]

Servant Leadership

Servant leadership is for everyone of us— not just those with the title that implies leadership.  Do you want to make a difference?  Do you want to work with others to make positive improvement on the job?  Do you want to help students get ready to be independent?  If you answered yes to any of […]

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Press Release from the U.S. Department of Education. Bullying of Students with Disabilities Addressed in Guidance to America’s Schools 10/21/2014 10:17 AM EDT   As part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance to schools reminding them that bullying is wrong and must not […]

Video to Inspire

  Reading is a passion of mine; I love the feel and even the scent of a book.  However, the driving force of my love of reading is that it allows me to explore worlds to which I can never really travel.  I can be any role, profession or even animal as I read.  My imagination […]

11 Lessons for Graduates and You

  Jon Gordon is one of my favorite authors of books about leadership; one of which is called “The Seed“.  Here is some great advice from that book: “Graduation is a time when many contemplate their future and purpose. It can be both a time of great excitement and worry. I certainly remember the anxiousness […]

Summer Learning Day is June 20, 2014

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education has a huge repository of “free” resources? Disclaimer: The U.S. Department of Education does not mandate or prescribe particular curricula or lesson plans. This information is provided for the visitor’s convenience and is included here as an example of the many resources that parents and educators […]

Getting Ready for Summer Break

  Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, summer is here and school is about to end.  How are you going to keep the kids involved and their brains active all summer long?  If you have some technology available at home, it is now easier than it was in the past– you have apps!   […]

Teachers Matter: Choose2Matter

This is a repost from Angela Maier’s Blog–too good not to share. 9 Things Teachers Do Gladly No matter how many standards you need to check off, how many IEPs you’re monitoring, how many tests your students sit for, or how often you’re asked to shift gears: You do what you are born to do. […]