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Meeting the challenges for returning from an extended school break.

I was laughing with a colleague this morning that, yet again, each of us made a resolution to engage in more mindfulness and not let the stresses of life take over. Last fall was busy for each of us and this upcoming winter is not slated to be any calmer. So I am looking to… Continue reading Meeting the challenges for returning from an extended school break.

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Grammarly vs Ginger in the iOS world

Grammarly and Ginger have long been battling for the grammar checking space. You can find many posts comparing the two, pros cons and costs. Both tools have free and paid levels, each offering their own special flair to the grammar world. I have used both as Chrome extensions, and do agree, they both hold a… Continue reading Grammarly vs Ginger in the iOS world

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LD Teacher as Tech Teacher?

When I began blogging, it was as I built my role as a technology resource in my building.  My teaching career is as a teacher of those with learning disabilities, focusing on those with language based reading disabilities.  Working with students in this role has been a focus of mine since high school.  I have… Continue reading LD Teacher as Tech Teacher?

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The Power of Observation

What you don’t give grades? In a recent #satchat (Saturday mornings 7:30 ET/PT) I mentioned how I assess my students though informal assessments and observation. This took a few people by surprise. My school is a non-graded independent school for students with learning disabilities. The students do not receive report cards, rather parents receive reports… Continue reading The Power of Observation

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Can technology help prevent summer regression?

For many learners, summer is a great time to explore new and different activities such as sports, camp and going to the beach. Growing up I had the opportunities to swim, sail and play tennis with none of the summer spent doing academic related work. Today it seems every school and grade level has required… Continue reading Can technology help prevent summer regression?