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Taking Care of YOU

Inherit in being a special education teacher is the desire to care for others – to make sure that your students, many of whom are affected daily by disability, are learning, are happy and are cared for. 1,171 more words

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Thus begins transition

Jon and I attended Lina’s first school transition meeting yesterday. We drove down to the county administration building and met with Lina’s TEIS (Tennessee Early Intervention Services) coordinator and a school psychologist who took down initial information about Lina’s current progress, goals and needs. 570 more words

bit from my new book "Anxiety..."

As our anxiety increases, our coping methods increase accordingly. And with the legalization of marijuana, people will now be using this drug to the point where the deterioration of their brain cells will begin to prevent them from remembering who they are or what they are? 61 more words

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Public Law 107-110: Proof Positive That the United States is Run by Idiots

The Atlanta Public School System has been in some hot water recently.  In one of the largest cheating scandals in American history, Atlanta educators and administrators were caught altering state-wide standardized tests to improve scores for the district – no doubt in response to the pressure put on public school districts to show improvement on these arbitrary tests in accordance with Public Law 107-110 (more commonly known as the No Child Left Behind Act). 463 more words

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Day #221 - Living Right Never Gets Old

An homage to my husband and son today….

My husband’s favorite saying, ‘Living right never gets old.’  Today it has new meaning.

There has been lots of great news this week.   635 more words

Day 16 of light it up BLUE

FACT: The Picture Exchange Communication System, or PECS, allows children with autism who have little or no communication abilities, a means of communicating non-verbally. Children using PECS are taught to approach another person and give them a picture of a desired item in exchange for that item. 92 more words

"You're Late" : 5 Foolish Things We Say To Our Students

One of my students came to school about an hour and a half late the other day.  She walked into class without a care in the world.   829 more words