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A letter to my student with ASD

Dear Jake, I am going to call you Jake in this letter even though I know your full name.  I remember exactly what you looked like in my 5th grade classroom and I can still…

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A Teacher’s New Year Resolution

As I prepare to go back to school tonight after my wonderful winter break, I am trying to remember to put first things first.  I remembered this letter I wrote last year to my Facebook…

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Goodbye 2016

  Once upon a time, in a state shaped like a mitten, a woman started her year off with high expectations, hope, and a dream.  That year was 2016 to be exact and that year…

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Releasing Fear-Getting Ready for the Fall

And just like that, the season that every Michigander freezes through 27 months of winter for is gone.  So long summer. As a child and now a teacher, summer represents freedom. No routine. Late nights.…

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