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Back to School

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Back to School

Summer is ending, and with that school is about to resume (some of you already started back!) Whether you are going back to school virtually, face to face, or a blended model please, keep a few things in mind. If not for your sanity, for your child's. We are doing what we must and what is best for our own families. Not everyone is going to agree, and let's be serious, no one will have a "perfect" solution. Starting back will be a challenge regardless, and let me tell you why.   During summer breaks, there is usually a "loss"...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Child's Brain Active Over Summer Break

Active Education School Summer Break Teacher

5 Ways to Keep Your Child's Brain Active Over Summer Break

I don't know about you, but schools closing due to a national pandemic isn't what I had in mind when I thought of the end of this year. Most of us teachers love the end of year celebrations, end of year gifts, hugs, tears, and pictures on the last day of school.  My job was slightly different through e-learning. I had constant web conferences, and a lot of what I did was help the students where to go even to find their assignments and trying to help them keep progress going with their independent reading. A lot of the students...

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IEP’s, Health Care Plans, and 504’s. Who’s responsible? What questions do I ask?

504 ESE Health Care Plans IEP Questions to ask special education Teacher

As a special education teacher in Florida, nothing is more real or more heartwarming when a parent shows for an IEP (Individual Education Plan) meeting, and even more when they ask questions. An IEP is something your child would be given in school to help close an achievement gap due to a disability, health, or other diagnoses. The gaps could be academic, behavioral, physical, with communication (speech/language), and more.  The IEP team (you, teachers, related arts, and others) would come up with goals specific to YOUR child to close any gaps with their peers. The ESE teacher (special education teacher)...

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