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What Makes Special Ed Teachers Sing Like Taylor Swift?

Why are you still a special education teacher? You have to deal with loads of paperwork, angry parents, impossible state standards, and flack from administrators. Doesn’t it feel like you’re constantly swimming up stream?

What makes you sing like Taylor Swift?

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What Goes on in the ADHD Brain?

Writing vs thinking your goals…which makes you more successful?

How can you guarantee your students will be more successful than their peers? How can you guarantee this with a 10-minute activity? The answer is simple. You can start this year off right by doing one simple activity.

There is a significant increase in accomplishments when people write out their goals.

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Simplicity Creates the Best Strategic Learning Skills

Have you ever wondered what we do with the regular feedback that we get about our program? Well, sometimes, we determine we just can’t use it!


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The iPad Simplified the Computer. This Will Simplify Education…

Last week Susan and I attended an 80/20 seminar put on by Richard Koch and Perry Marshall. Richard Koch is the modern day expert on the 80/20 principle (for more info on 80/20 principle click HERE). There we learned more about the power of 80/20 and the power of simplification.

The 80/20 Principle is the secret to the power of simplification.

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Building a Positive Relationship with Your Teacher Could Impact Your Grade

As a teacher, I always set high expectations for my students. I was firm on deadlines and adhered to expectations I built from day 1.

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How a $0.06 Tool Gets Students to Use a Planner

Pavlov’s Dog taught us that we pursue activities that provide rewards. This historic experiment is an extremely relevant principle today, especially in education. Students do activities that they can see the value in!

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Simple Tips for Students, Teachers, Administrators, and Parents to Start the School Year!

It is finally that time of year again. The time when parents, students, and teachers are all excited for the year that is about to come. Everyone is getting a fresh start. This school year could be when you or your student excels!

The first day of school can be a stressful one. Students have been off for months and struggle to get into the swing of things. Teachers, administrators and parents struggle to help their students make the transition back.

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Making the Shift from “Teacher” to “Coach” Pays Huge Dividends in the Classroom

When you decided to become a teacher, what visions did you have for your future? Was it an inspirational tale of you awakening minds?  “Ah-hah” moments from students spread throughout each day?

Perhaps you were inspired by a movie, like: Dead Poets Society, Dangerous Minds, or Freedom Writers. Perhaps you instantly connected with those visions and passions to educate children for a brighter future.

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The ‘How To’ Guide To Improving Education: From Anchor Standards To Grit To ADHD and Everything In Between

Simple solutions work best in engineering and education.

In the world of engineering, the best solution to a problem is the “simplest”.  Why?  Because the more complex a solution is, the more ways it can fail.

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