From the Teacher Archives: The Value of Relationship Building!

I recently came across a memory on Facebook: “Started with a student in (hysterical) tears…ended with me in (happy) tears.” Normally when I look back on non-specific Facebook memories I can’t remember what situation I was referring to, but not this one. After 7 years, I still know exactly what day this was. I hadContinue reading “From the Teacher Archives: The Value of Relationship Building!”

What is Universal Design?

Universal design could save the world. That may seem like a gross exaggeration, but it’s not. Universal design is the practice of creating things to be accessible to everyone. There is universal design for learning, universal design for architecture, universal design for product development, literally anything that can be created can have universal design. SomeContinue reading “What is Universal Design?”

How to use screen time responsibly

If you read my previous post, you’ll know that I am very much against the demonizing of screen time for children. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have it’s faults. Screen time can definitely have a negative impact on a child’s development, so it’s important to use it responsibly. Here are a few important thingsContinue reading “How to use screen time responsibly”

Could screen time actually be GOOD for children?

We all know that screen time is bad for child development. It damages their eyes, it stalls their fine motor skills, it impacts their communication, disrupts their sleep, and it causes behavioral problems. But what if it were actually therapeutic and BENEFITED development? I’m going to share how screen time has positively impacted my children.Continue reading “Could screen time actually be GOOD for children?”

5 Reasons Why It’s Important To Talk To Kids About Disabilities?

Focusing on the things that we have in common with one another is very important for building relationships and empathy, but so is giving attention to our differences. We all notice differences, so not talking about them just leads to confusion and misunderstanding. There’s nothing wrong with being different, but if it’s something we avoidContinue reading “5 Reasons Why It’s Important To Talk To Kids About Disabilities?”