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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]