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On today's episode we are talking about navigating the IEP/504 process, which can be very overwhelming as parents navigate the world of special education. We discuss the difference between and IEP and a 504, early resources and interventions, medical...
You’ve probably heard about summer learning loss, a growing learning gap between kids who take summers off and those who continue to study. This idea has been pretty well accepted in education circles for more than 30 years. Recent...
As surprising as it sounds, your tiny baby will most likely eventually go to high school and then prepare for something after graduation. I was as surprised as you when we entered the almost-ready-for-college part of our parenting journey....
If you’re over the age of 30 and therefore still use Facebook as your primary social media platform, your Newsfeed has been lit up with an obscure pattern of green and yellow boxes neatly arranged in rows with a...
This post is sponsored by GoPeer, but the experience + review belong to the writer. Use code CITYMOM20 for $20 tutoring credit and free 7 day trial! We are a homeschool family. Embarking on this educational journey has been one of...
It’s that time of year again, whether you’re going to be attending in person or on Zoom, parent teacher conferences are coming. Here are some quick tips from a teacher's mind to help things run smoothly. Talk to Your Child Before...
Embarking on this journey of pursuing a doctoral degree was quite personal for me. As a successful business woman with a booming career, I made the arduous decision to leave it all behind, move to our rural hometown, and...
Like many of you, we took a class before our first baby was born. We learned about breathing and packing for the hospital and a whole bunch of other things that were really only useful in the very short...
Everyone is talking about back to school. It's just that time of year. Tax free weekend in Missouri is coming up, parents everywhere will start prepping. Some of them will be teary eyed over a new school year, and...
School is right around the corner! Nerves are riding high as we all ask, will this be a "normal" school year? Masks? Social distance? Virtual learning? And where did the hot girl summer go? Despite all the uncertainties of life,...
The last school year looked very different for everyone, but one thing that we all had in common was the loss of a normal school setting. The abrupt end to the 2019-2020 school year brought attention to the importance...
The first time we moved was right after I completed third grade. I thought we were going to live in our farm home forever. My grandparents were across the field. My best friend and I were glued to the...
“Pandemic Teaching,” “Emergency Teaching,” “Survival Mode" — These are some of the ways we teachers have described teaching one full school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nine months ago, when my district let us know that we would be offering...
A long time ago, I thought I’d grow up to be a teacher. (And by a long time ago, I mean like seven-ish years, I was very much an adult at this point with two kids and one on...
Feminism is my favorite F word (now that’s really saying something). Yet, I’ve had conflicting feelings about Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Part of me feels like, "Geez, the amount of energy and attention we have to...

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