Is Life So Hard?

Is Life So Hard?

Every time I sit down at the computer to work on anything important (e.g., paperwork, bills, etc.) I find that I need to play a game of Spider Solitaire. I’m not a video game player or even a computer game player. At least I wasn’t until I started staying home supporting my children and their needs. Playing a computer game suddenly became very important. I found that I needed to play, not just to have fun, but to WIN!

What is the Special Education Advisory Panel and How You Can Help?

What is the Special Education Advisory Panel and How You Can Help?

The Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP) is part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Regulations (see “Finding the IDEA Legislation and Regulations” panel at the end of this article) covering the creation of the SEAP is part of 34 CFR Part 300 §167-169. (The § symbol means section.) It states that all states and territories must establish and maintain an advisory panel.

Social Media Acronyms You Should Know

Social Media Acronyms You Should Know

There are many acronyms used in social media. Some we all know like BTW for By The Way. However, new ones are being created every day. Learn the definitions of some common acronyms and continue your education in the resources at the end of the blog post.  Comment on the post and let us know some other acronyms that you, your students, or teenagers use on a regular basis

 

Special Education: Let's Get One Thing Clear

Special Education: Let's Get One Thing Clear

Let’s start with this: special education is not a place. Special education is not a classroom. Under federal law (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act- IDEA), special education is the individualized education that each student with disabilities in a public school is entitled to receive.

Does food have anything to do with the way your child is behaving?

Does food have anything to do with the way your child is behaving?

The links between food and behavior have long been researched. The possible effects from a change in diet range from increased happiness and feelings of alertness to increased likelihood of depression, mood swings or anxiety. So, does food play a significant role in the behavior of children who can’t sit still or focus in class?