We Were Meant to be Teachers!

Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas

Autism and Consequences?

One of the first behaviors that toddlers have to learn is that every action has a consequence.  You hit your head again and again on a brick chimney, you’ll cry … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bouncy Bands for Fidgety Feet – Search No More

I usually don’t promote products on my blog but these are wonderful and not very expensive.  How many times have you noticed that children just need to bounce and move … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Online Unit Study about Elections in our Country

Are you a home school family?  Are you teaching students who are old enough to understand about elections?  Surely, they’re talking about or at least listening to all the “noise” … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · 8 Comments

Coding for Children to Learn?

Have you ever wondered how even young children can learn not only how to use computers but also to code them?  I just found a website that mentions several products … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Can You Keep Your Cool When Your Students are Difficult?

It seemed that I had one or more difficult children each year that I taught in public schools or in private day care.  Most of them just needed to be … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Using Book Conversations to Motivate Reading? Help!

During my over 40 years of teaching in public and private schools, I  noticed that most children didn’t like to read books.  Comments like “It’s too long” or “There are … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

How does an Autistic child learn to understand death?

I’m sure we’ve all had to bury our pets, whether a dog, cat, goldfish, parakeet, monkey, etc.  We’ve grieved and shed very real tears.  It felt like a member of … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

60 After School Questions to Get Your Child Talking

Are you at a loss about how to get your child (young or older) to talk about their day at school?  When you try to begin discussion, the answer you … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Teachers’ Pay — a National Disgrace

“Garbage collectors, though useful, are not exactly creative.  They have less to do with shaping the future than almost any public servants one can think of.  In fact, all they … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Accommodations at a job site, too?

By now, we are all aware of IEP requirements and the resulting accommodations required in schools for students diagnosed as ADHD and Autism.  Different classroom lights, movement in the classrooms, … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

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