I am often asked about the best ways to utilize the talents, and the presence, of paraprofessionals in the classroom. While not teachers, there are a myriad of things that the paraprofessional can do to maximize their presence, and their contributions to student success, while in the classroom. This [...]
You know me as a teacher, an author, and a speaker who has worked with K-12 schools for the past 30+ years. You may know I’m a mom of two adult children, both gifted, one with significant learning disabilities. My heart and soul has been devoted to helping students and educators succeed in the world [...]
Children may not have the word for what they are feeling, but they may recognize the emotion in the expression on a child’s face. Ask children to point to the face that best expresses their own feeling. Give them the label for that feeling, using it as a springboard for discussion.
Angry Children - Angry Teens - How to Talk to Angry Youth is a challenge with which many of us struggle. Angry youth are increasingly posing challenges for parents and teachers. Dealing with angry youth is critical for emotional health. Here's one powerful solution in starting that conversation with an angry student or an angry child.
Speech to Text is a tool for people who struggle to write. For some people, speech to text does not work because of poor enunciation. Here's a solution.