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A Good Day to be a Special Ed Teacher

March12

My most-autistic student, “Steve,” had a breakthrough yesterday.  We were in the sensory room and he asked to play Hide and Seek.  He’s never asked that before, nor does he ever ask to play with us.  Great!  We played for about 5 minutes before getting back to work. Later that day while out at recess, […]

Don’t Ya Know It’s Hard Out There For a Teacher

March10

It’s so depressing being a teacher.  Other than my teacher friends, the general consensus I come across (including some so-called friends) seems to be that teaching is a poorly operated profession, where teachers get way too much money for way too little work.  No matter what, teachers are wrong.  No matter how your child is […]

21 Days

February8

Forgive me blog, for I have laxed. It’s been about three months since my last post. In that time we’ve had Thanksgiving, Christmas, a cancelled 5k that may have been a scam for money, a cancelled 5k due to bad weather, the New Year, 5 new pounds, and about 27 snow days. As if that […]

Another Day, Another Injury

November11

Wow.  What a morning.  Yes, I know it’s only 10:30, but it’s already been that kind of morning. The classroom teacher, my GenEd co-teacher, is out today so I spent part of the morning getting her stuff set up.  No biggie.  I got her day together, I got my day together, I got my one […]

Another Lesson in Perseverence…or Stupidity

November7

It’s probably stupidity.  Honestly, it’s me.  Maybe I shouldn’t say stupid.  Let’s call it strong-willed, hard-headed, or even prideful.  Stubborn?  Whatever.  It’s me doing what I know I shouldn’t do, and not doing what I should do.  Le’ me ‘splain. I am a runner in the loosest sense of the word.  My best 5k time […]

To Thine Own Self Be True

October21

“Don’t post things that you think other people might be interested in.  Post things YOU’RE interested in.  True passion is infectious.” ~Ricky Gervais I have a blogging calendar that I try to stick to for posts and the Pin of The Week.  So far, the POTW is the only thing that’s been calendar-faithfull.  I’ve fallen […]

Teacher Stress…Causes? Solutions?

September25

I saw a Tweet earlier today from @HuffPostEdu asking teachers about stress and what their districts do about it.  Only 5 people responded to the tweet, but the combined answer is a resounding “NOTHING.”  It seems as if nothing is being done at the distract level to help teachers relieve the stress of teaching. What […]

Pass the Paxil, Please

September17

I am four weeks back into the school year and already looking forward to Christmas break.  I haven’t felt this overwhelmed by a school year in a very long time.  It’s disconcerting that after almost 20 years of teaching SpEd, I can get this rattled.  I’ve actually been working on this post for weeks.  In […]

The First Three Days

August27

Wow.  The kids have only been back for three days and I already feel like it’s been a month.  I feel overwhelmed and unprepared and far behind where I think I should be.  I need to keep reminding myself that it’s only been three days. I look around and I see teachers who have their […]

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The Top 7 Blogging Mistakes To Avoid

July31

The Top 7 Blogging Mistakes To Avoid – myHughesNet.com. As a beginning blogger who’s blog went live a week ago, this article was just in time!  I need to print this out and post it everywhere (or maybe just use it as my desktop wallpaper). I need to really sit down and focus on my […]

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