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Accountability and Empathy: Where’s the Balance?  

Accountability and Empathy: Where's the Balance?   Pandemic Adjustments I went into this year knowing online learning would be tough. I zoomed in with my equity lens and kept it sharply focused, ready to make adjustments wherever necessary to meet students’ needs.  2020 has been a stressful time for all of us and my students are [...]

Smile for the Camera: Adjusting to the New “Normal” in a COVID-19 Classroom

This year, teaching is lonely. Like many other districts across the country, we are teaching and learning online for the foreseeable future.  I desperately want to be back in person with my students, but our national leadership is more concerned with political gain than American life. Wearing a mask is a political statement, cases aren’t [...]

Staying Within Law: Special Education Teachers and IDEA

Although it’s been a rough start to the 20-2021 school year for most school districts in the United States, school districts are still required to meet the service needs of their special education students. Under IDEA, the Bible for Special Services, also known as the Individuals with Disabilities Act, denotes in detail what our special [...]

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