Do you reach Sunday night or Monday morning feeling exhausted yet unproductive? Friday was two minutes ago, and you had so many things you wanted to do over the weekend. But the weekend ran away from you. There is a simple strategy to take back your weekend that involves three easy steps: Dream, Plan and Play. This… Read More How to Take Back Your Weekend in Three Easy Steps – Dream. Plan. Play.
It is pretty common knowledge that a healthy self-esteem and confidence are important for young children. This is especially true in the early years while finding their own identity. It is important for educators, parents, and caregivers to know how to support children in creating and maintaining a healthy self-esteem. A healthy self-esteem will prepare them for… Read More Self-esteem. How do we support young children in building their self-esteem?
Anger, despair, hopelessness and anxiety are some of the strong emotions that are recently expressed through social media, conversations at the cocktail party and the water cooler during the 15-minute break between meetings. Why? Is it because the Patriots prevailed as the Super Bowl champs for the fifth time? Or is it the endless snow… Read More Educate. Empower. Inspire.
When working with children who have hearing loss you will discover there is a variety of communication modality options – Sign Language (American Sign Language OR English Sign Language), Auditory-Oral, Auditory-Verbal, Total Communication, etc. We will be expanding more on these options in the future, but for now I would like to highlight one modality… Read More Babies and Sign Language – A Wonderful Combination
“What has inspired you to become a teacher?” Before I delve into my personal history and self-exploration, I want to encourage you all to revisit the question of “what motivates you to teach?” Often this question is addressed as we walk in our classroom on our first day as a teacher and then gets forgotten… Read More Students Forever
First let’s begin with the beginning. It has become largely known that when a baby is born a hearing screening is beneficial in detecting a hearing loss as early as possible. Every state in the U.S. has created a program designed for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EDHI) in hopes to support children and their… Read More Early Intervention- The Basics
What exactly does a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing do? Find out the basics here. … Read More What does a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Do?
First, what is deafness? Some common misconceptions that are associated with Deafness are that all d/Deaf individuals can lip-read and sign, those who are d/Deaf read braille and that hearing aids or cochlear implants provide normal hearing. The reality is that these misconceptions lie in the common practice of assuming that deafness displays the same… Read More What exactly is Deaf Education??
Background noise in a classroom can come from a variety of sources. Maybe the door is open and there are loud activities occurring in the hallway, children on the playground laughing and hollering and having fun right next to the window. The dinosaur age air conditioning/heating unit kicks on in the back corner of the room.… Read More 5 Tips to Improve Classroom Acoustics
This is the excerpt for a placeholder post. It can be deleted or edited to make it your own.… Read More Loving What You Do & Doing What You Love – How do you stay inspired?