Here’s What Parents With Students Receiving SPED Services Should Expect From Public Schools

This is quite the mess, isn't it? We are in an unprecedented time. So we're trying to adapt and cope. As parents, the various aspects of how the quarantining and illness around the world is going to affect us is terrifying. Plus, the day to day of being constantly with our children, especially if our … Continue reading Here’s What Parents With Students Receiving SPED Services Should Expect From Public Schools

10+ Ways to Provide Special Education (And Regular) Services During Social Distancing and Quarantine

It's not really surprising at this point that teachers in the U.S. (and probably the whole world) are working to adapt to teaching 100% remote. Even online schools are having to adapt. Even those public schools have staffed offices and meetings that occur in person. This has become especially tricky for special education teachers. How … Continue reading 10+ Ways to Provide Special Education (And Regular) Services During Social Distancing and Quarantine

The Ultimate Recycling and Donation Guide For Electronics, Clothes, and Plastics

This might seem slightly off topic for an educational website, but as parents and educators, it's our responsibility to teach the next generation about sustainability. I ask that as you use this list please remember that most companies cannot actually use every part of the donation (unless it's still usable). Buying less, and fixing old, … Continue reading The Ultimate Recycling and Donation Guide For Electronics, Clothes, and Plastics

Here’s A Cautionary Tale To Every Parent Who Thinks High Test Scores Equal A Great School

Previously I wrote an article breaking down greatschools.org ratings by showing the scores of several schools within the Winston Salem, NC area. The gist of that article was that high tests scores (and especially greatschools.org ratings) do not mean that a school is high caliber. Although parents continually hang their hat on that hook. Interestingly, … Continue reading Here’s A Cautionary Tale To Every Parent Who Thinks High Test Scores Equal A Great School

10 Best Halloween Educational Activities For Elementary AND High School

I love Halloween! When I worked as a traditional pull-out special education teacher, I missed out on most of the halloween fun. Everything I taught had to be based on child's IEP goals. This was never a problem, but I did find myself pining after a good halloween activity. Eventually I found some things that … Continue reading 10 Best Halloween Educational Activities For Elementary AND High School