No one likes to hear the “r” word in an educational setting. As a parent, hearing the word, retention can stir up strong emotions for you. The term is scary, carries a lot of weight, can be embarrassing and frustrating, and unfortunately, there is a negative stigma attached to it. Children can be retained because … Continue reading Retention: Is it worth it?
This picture that accompanies this post may look crazy to you, but it’s a strategy that helps someone focus. I love to observe people. I catch some things that that the regular human eye may miss. Yesterday, while I was on set with my daughter, I observed that the director was writing in this tiny … Continue reading Help them figure it out
Parents, It's that time of year again. Summer is over, and it's time to get ready for a new school year. This year is different. There have been many changes due to the pandemic, and it's shifted our schedules, how we view education, and has left a lot of parents to make decisions that may … Continue reading Pandemic Schooling
Writing is not a skill that's developed overnight. It takes time, patience, guidance, and a lot of practice. For some reason, we believe that children should be born with the ability to write a fantastic five-paragraph essay that has ideas that flow, vivid details, amazing characters, varying sentences, and includes words that show off their … Continue reading Writing Strategies
"The purpose of special education is to provide equal access to education for children ages birth-21 by providing specialized services that will lead to school success in the general curriculum." One of the greatest myths that we believe about special education is that once a child enters the program, they will be labeled "special ed." forever. … Continue reading Special Education is ok!