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Teacher’s Convention 2016

Myrtle Beach 2016 This past week, I was able to attend the annual teacher’s convention in Myrtle Beach with my colleagues. The last time our school went to Myrtle Beach for the Southeast Christian School Association, I had just been diagnosed with a… Continue Reading →

One Size Does NOT Fit All! Differentiating Education: Including Special Needs Children in the Regular Classroom

Differentiated education is a relatively new term for a style of teaching that describes instruction that includes a variety of methods for teaching and accessing all learners. Every year teachers are presented with a new classroom full of students. Some… Continue Reading →

Parenting with the Ten Commandments: Thou Shalt Not Steal

The Memory Dump I teach a Bible class to foreign exchange students, and last month I went through the Ten Commandments.  In the middle of my explanation of the Eighth Commandment, my mind pulled out a memory from about 45… Continue Reading →

Not What I Had in Mind – How I Ended Up in Special Education

Nineteen years is a long time!  I had to use both hands – twice! – to count up the number of years that I have been teaching.  The fact that I’m a teacher at all is a surprise to me!… Continue Reading →

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