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 [...]

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 [...]

Teacher Traps

I, no doubt, stupidly thought that teaching adorable children with special needs would be so gratifying that it would be easy!  I will save you all the suspense, but after teaching students with disabilities for over 15 years, I quickly ended up catching a clue.  Teaching was anything, but easy and the person making it [...]

Love and Limits

How to set limits while preserving loving relationships with students. Teaching is the kitchen of minds.  It is where the finest ingredients are mixed together to hopefully raise knowledge and grow character.  Sixteen years as an educator, specializing in working with students with behavioral needs has taught me that every recipe needs careful adjustments along [...]