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

This Is Why Traditional Special Education Practices Are Bull S*#@

Special education... Ah. The best and worst B.S. out there. We love it, we need it, and we hate it. In this article you will never read "public school" special education is B.S... because the special ed. crap certainly is not limited to public schools. And some public schools actually do have their crap together. … Continue reading This Is Why Traditional Special Education Practices Are Bull S*#@

How To Actually Teach Your Kids About Recycling And Conservation

A lot of stuff we think know about recycling is outdated or incomplete, or we hear or read one part of the recycling picture and hang our hats on that alone. Our relationship with the planet is complicated. There is rarely one right way to solve a problem... in fact, problems often need several solutions. … Continue reading How To Actually Teach Your Kids About Recycling And Conservation