Tag: teachers

Dear Teacher Friends: A Letter to My Work Soulmates

Dear Teacher Friends, I want to start by saying thank you. Thank you for letting me bounce lesson ideas off of you, answering any questions that I ask, and for making suggestions on how I can be a better teacher. Thank you for celebrating my successes with me, helping me work through my failures, and

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How to Prevent Your Child From Picking Up Negative Behaviors

One of our cats is diabetic, and I found myself in the vet’s waiting room late one afternoon with my two uniformed children, freshly retrieved from their magnet preschool/early elementary school. Their blue and khaki outfits informed the woman sitting across from us of the district they attend. She knew because it turns out she

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What Every Parent Should Know About Their Child’s Teacher

Once again, it’s that time of year when parents everywhere walk with a little extra pep in their step. That’s right… school is back in session! My first-born will attend her first day of preschool next week. It’s definitely bittersweet, though. On one hand, I am so excited for her to have the opportunity to meet new

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Being Late, and Your Willingness to Do the Hard Work of Making Personal Change.

  Between the burdens of the nighttime routine and the grunt work I’m pouring into starting up my business, I have been going to bed between 1:00 and 2:00 a.m. for the last few nights.  As a result, I have been waking up as late as 7:30 or 8:00, and scrambling out the door in

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Students with Disabilities, Public Schools & Standardized Testing

This article popped up in my Facebook newsfeed the other day.  You should read it, but I’ll summarize it by explaining that it’s by a mother of a 13-year-old girl on the Autism spectrum, who relates the story of how, despite her daughter’s varied and meaningful educational successes, the New York State Department of Education

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A Letter to my Son’s Preschool Teachers

Dear Teachers, Last night was preschool curriculum night at school…the night where you are supposedly showing parents what our children have been working on. We attended last year and appreciated the opportunity to say hello to teachers and families we only have brief interactions with at pick up and drop off.  Max was really excited

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