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Reading is the heart of education

Children who were in my class many years ago are now making decisions on college acceptances. They stay in touch, and I feel the worry and joy right along with them. And guess what happens? They are accepted into the school(s) of their choice. And, I know why. I do. It’s not me. Really. It […]… Continue reading Reading is the heart of education

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A task force to make recommendations on school safety

Betsy DeVos has been put in charge of a task force to make recommendations on school safety. The only members are Cabinet members. No students, teachers, principals, or Superintendents will be on the task force or commission. Anyone who has worked in the federal government will tell you that Cabinet members are very busy […] via… Continue reading A task force to make recommendations on school safety

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I can’t even write my own name!

I was twenty-one years old when I first truly understood learning disabilities. I was in my clinical clerkship at McGill University in a psychiatry rotation. One of the patients I was following had dyslexia. Like every good medical student, I read everything I could about the condition. But it was the definition that was personal […]… Continue reading I can’t even write my own name!

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I survived before you. I can certainly survive without you.

“You see, I survived before you. I can certainly survive without you.” I tried so hard not to let you in, but you found a way through one of the fault lines in my walls. For a while, I thought it was going to be okay. But then you slipped out before I could even […]… Continue reading I survived before you. I can certainly survive without you.