October 2010

Tweet Day in and day out it was the same story. I just couldn’t figure out what the problem was. Sierra, couldn’t stand Nahzina. The dislike was so strong, Sierra would complain about Nahzina breathing. If Nahzina looked at Sierra, Sierra would say, “Ms. Queenie, she’s looking at me! Tell her to stop.” I’d watch […]

Why Does My Kid Hate Math?

by Melissa on October 18, 2010

Tweet Isn’t it kind of nuts how you notice that the older you get, the more you feel like you’re turning into your mom? I don’t feel like we’re alike, but whenever we’re somewhere and someone new meets us, they’re always, like, “You guys could be twins!” It’s not because we look that much alike, […]

Wednesday Wisdom

by Melissa on October 13, 2010

Tweet Imagination is more important than knowledge. -Albert Einstein

Tweet Over the last two weeks, the suicides of four teens has pushed the issue of cyber-bullying to the front of our public mind. You can’t open a newspaper, watch the Today Show or log on to Cnn.com without facing the issue. Children all over this country are using technology to intimidate, threaten each other, […]

Tweet Jennifer Bollero is Tandem Teaching’s new favorite find. In her own words, she is “an attorney, arbitrator, mediator and loving mother of an autistic daughter.” Her beautiful article, 8 steps to Better IEP Meetings: Play Hearts, Not Poker, has more tips and sound advice than you can find in many books heralded by leading […]

Wednesday Wisdom

by Melissa on October 6, 2010

Tweet It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. -Albert Einstein

The Label of “Special Ed”

by Patrick on October 5, 2010

Tweet “I’m not special ed, and I’m not going to that stupid classroom anymore. I’m going to be in the regular classroom just like any one else,” screamed my brand spanking new student. I was taken back both by her confidence and her small size. I was even more surprised because this was open house. […]

Breaking News!

by Melissa on October 4, 2010

Tweet This weekend was a weekend of celebrations! On Saturday, as Patrick, Queenie, Megan, and Edmund (our amazingly talented illustrator) gathered around my dining room table, you would not believe how big our smiles were. After months of hard work, our e-book has finally been completed! Megan had it printed out, and there was much laughter […]