Remote Learning: A Glimpse at Student Dependency

Education was thrust into a form of learning that has never been done before as students took to their computers to access their virtual classrooms.  As a special educator for nearly two decades my first thought was, “Oh no! How will our students thrive without a lack of support?” Support looks different for each of [...]

Letter to an Educator

Dear Educators, The fall is quickly approaching with one certainty remaining: This will be a school year unlike anyone of us has ever experienced.   Wherever you are emotionally with this upcoming year, take respite in the fact that you are a person first.  As we find our profession once again under scrutiny, challenged for our [...]

Tomorrow’s Lesson Plan: Teaching Students How to Master Fear

The reality that existed on the last day we saw our students in March has quickly become a far different reality than what we will be presented with in the fall.   Homes across the world are being infiltrated with uncertainty.  Job loss, anxiety over the health of loved ones, and the management of social [...]

Parent Overload

Caution: You will not receive any apps, websites, virtual tours, or downloadable worksheets in the contents of this message.  Enough is enough already.  Parents have been inundated with websites, apps, worksheets, pictures of perfect schedules, and a variety of Pinterest mommy-perfect resources.  They have been given a boatload of options, yet are told to keep [...]

I’m a Teacher not a “Homeschooler”

Confessions from a teacher who was never meant to homeschool her children… When schools across America shut down, non-educators were able to get a front row seat to the challenges involved with teaching kids.  As a special educator who has taught kindergarten through 8th grade, I thought I would easily slip into my role as [...]

Growing “Goodness”

A Teacher's Playbook for Parents You notice.  You feel the shift in today’s world.  We are at a social precipice. Hatred, division, narcissism, and greed are the weeds within the soil we have forgotten to tend.   These days there is a lot of attention about the food we feed our children.  Organic options are becoming [...]