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A Harrowing Pumpkin Tale

This time of year is a sensory dream for teachers and therapists, but possibly a sensory nightmare for some of our students. Years ago in a pre-school setting, the teacher, the speech therapist and I (the OT) collaborated weekly on the classroom themes and objectives.  Of course, after a trip to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving was next […]

Maintaining the Balance: Relaxing vs. Becoming a Better Teacher

Every summer, some teachers start feeling guilty during their relaxation time. Shouldn’t they be planning lessons or studying that new trend to get ready for next year? On the flip side, if they find themselves working too hard over the summer, they get mad at themselves for not taking a break. There are ways […]

Teacher Tools to Defeat Summer Learning Loss

The summer learning loss is real. Research shows that it can cause students to forget 22 percent or more of what they learned over the school year, making a teacher spend a month of review at the beginning of the next year just to get students caught back up. This might seem like the territory of […]