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Now What Part 3

There is a document we hand to parents at the beginning of a meeting. It is rarely read. It is called procedural safeguards, or parental rights. This document outlines what expectations there are for a student with a disability. Why does it go unread?… Continue Reading “Now What Part 3”

Now What? Part 2

In my last post I discussed what the different types of eligibility is mean. When your child is found eligible there are 1 million different questions, and 100 things to try and learn about. So I’m going to try and break these post down… Continue Reading “Now What? Part 2”

A Little Help

As many of you know, I am a teacher, and what you may not know is that I work in a low income area with special needs students. I spent $500 this year so far on supplies alone. There are some things I really… Continue Reading “A Little Help”

Summer Catch

As a teacher who owns a farm, I had been looking forward to summer for quite some time. I have lived in Georgia my entire life, but in spite of that I had forgotten something key that should have been obvious. Georgia is hot,… Continue Reading “Summer Catch”

After Christmas

Many folks get blue after Christmas. I am not one of those folks. I enjoy the hubbub and seeing family but the peace I get from having very little required of me, time to relax, it’s epic. For teachers, this time of year is… Continue Reading “After Christmas”

Weirdest Day Ever

I have stated before, but I am going to point out again that I am a teacher. I teach special education in a rural area. It is only 10:34 and today has been the strangest funniest day ever already. On posts that don’t fit… Continue Reading “Weirdest Day Ever”

Weighted Woes

I teach special education, and one tool in our toolbox is weighted items. It might be a shoulder wrap, a lap pad, or just something to hold. The can synthetically simulate, to me, the feeling of being wrapped up in a comforter. If you… Continue Reading “Weighted Woes”

Dusting Off

Going through grad school, working full time, and getting married all at one time has a way of making your hobbies get dusty. Well, I am a teacher. Why does this matter or have anything to do with hobbies? I like to sew. That… Continue Reading “Dusting Off”

Things Happen

There are many posts in many blogs saying how busy they get and that is why there is no writing. This is one of those posts. Except I'm also going to go on a mini rant. I am a teacher as I have revealed… Continue Reading “Things Happen”

What Teachers Want Parents to Know

So, I am up for various reasons, see the other blogs if you’d like details, but point being, I’m writing a post that I’d been saving. I have moved to a new school district this year and just from the conversations I’ve overheard from… Continue Reading “What Teachers Want Parents to Know”