Melissa

Tweet You sent in your request. Your kiddo’s been assessed. You’ve done all that you can do, and now you’re sitting and waiting for the IEP meeting. Most parents don’t know that there’s something else you can do before you walk into that meeting. Did you know you can request the results from the assessments […]

Tweet You worked on building a relationship with your kid’s teacher, and they’re still having problems at school. Maybe they’re behavioral, maybe academic, but it just feels off. You’ve met with the teacher, maybe the principal, and they’re not giving you clear steps or a plan that they’re putting in place to help your kid. […]

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 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

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 […]

Wednesday Wisdom

by Melissa on September 29, 2010

Tweet Good teachers and parents are kind of like good comedians. This is how you can sniff them out. Good teachers and parents: “. . . want you to listen and pay attention, because they want you to relate, because they want you to think, because they want you to get angry, because they want […]

Tweet “This is why depression rates in kids are skyrocketing!” I thought yesterday. While searching for a wireless router at Best Buy I had gotten lost in the video game section. It blew my mind. The graphics are fantastic, to the point where the opponents and challenges seem completely realistic. I’ve seen them all before, […]

Wednesday Wisdom

by Melissa on September 22, 2010

Tweet It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. -Albert Einstein