“Academic and Personal Growth is possible!” – Greater Heights Learning Academy I recently met Kathleen Jeffrey, the principal of Greater Heights Learning Academy and one of the grade 12 students who is a diverse learner. The student’s confidence and enthusiasm were inspiring. After reading the academy’s website, I wished I was young enough to be..
As I was working on a crossword puzzle, I knew the word I needed but it didn’t come to me immediately. Instead of saying to myself, “I can’t remember,” I said, “I know this one.” So, what’s the difference? One closes my mind to remembering the word. The other opens the pathways to find the..
Michele Matthews, a special needs teacher from Quebec, shared this post. She is also co-founder of The I Can Dream Theatre Group, a performing arts group (acting, music, dance) for individuals with special needs, 18 years and older.
What a great event! I connected with so many interesting people and organizations. And congratulations to Nathan Shiply and Leanne Froesz (Froese?) on winning a copy of my book. I’m having difficulty connecting with Leanne. So, while I wait, I’ll select an extra name: Congratulations to Christine Heffernan from Inclusion Powell River.
May 6th, 2022: Surrey Teachers’ Association Conference Congratulations to Shannon Martin and Caitlyn Zietsam for each winning a copy of Beyond Expectations Into a World of Possibilities. I hope everyone was inspired by the webinars and connecting with each other. Next week I will add some more information from my webinar Empowering Children to Succeed…
The benefits of knowing the “Five Big Five Personality Traits” is it will allow employees to know what type of personality their employees have when assigning work assignments and creating work groups within the company.1. Openness: This trait features characteristics such as imagination, curious, broad range of interests, eager to learn and insight.2. Conscientiousness: Standard..
Our attitude and what we say influence how children view themselves. They will live up to expectations. Encourage them and they will feel positive. Discourage them and they will feel helpless. Ignore them and they will feel invisible. Respond only to unwanted action and they will continue that action. Children need to be acknowledged. If..
Check out this valuable article from by Dr. Jay Khorsandi, DDS: A Guide to Dental Care for Children With Autism. It covers Children with Autism Face Increased Oral Health Risks Oral Health Tips Recommended Oral Hygiene Products Visiting the Dentist Dentists with Special Training Resources for Parents and Kids https://www.byteme.com/community/resources/article/dental-care-children-with-autism-guide/ My thanks to Samantha from..
I vividly remember the children who taught me that though the body may be imperfect the mind is still active and can be full of mischief. In the 1980’s I started working in an integrated day care at a children’s hospital. The day care had three separate programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. There were..