Motivation

classroom

Dear Teacher: What Families of Kids with Special “Isms” Wish We Could Tell You

I have the utmost respect for anyone who undertakes the noble profession of educating children. Teaching can get infinitely more complicated when your class includes children with Isms, such as attention regulation difficulties, sensory...

The Complexity of “How was School Today?”

As kids are getting back into the swing of school, there is always this burning question every parent is dying to ask as soon as their child gets off the bus or into the...
Visual - Picky Eater

Picky Eater? Discover the Vision Board

Raise your hand if you have a child or have heard a child refuse a food based upon how it looks? Rest assured that you're not alone in the picky eater world. I've not...
minecraft - special interest

A Special Interest: An Obsession or a Tool?

We all have things that we love to think and talk about.  For example, Chris enjoys to talk about his love for Disney World and Wine.  Ok, they are two very different things but...

Raising the Bar for Kids with Special Needs

I recently heard about an interesting study done on fleas. The fleas were placed in a jar and were allowed to bounce around eventually jumping out of the jar to their freedom. Other fleas...
goal setting

How to Develop Realistic Goals With Children

All children with Isms are different, so it's important that goals set for them be different as well.  Unfortunately, even the best of schools using the best Individualised Education Plans (IEPs) fall into the...