Date: August2016

Taking the Common Core standards outside.

PE Appears Back on the Field

PE Appears Back on the Field

Years ago, during an interview for a special education position, I said I thought one of the biggest special education issues of our time was the lack of structured PE time for our students. The trend in elementary schools at that time was to do away with the professional PE teacher who had studied kinesthetics […]

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Donate Your Mini Hotel Products

Donate Your Mini Hotel Products

If you’re anything like me, the end of summer vacation means you have a rather large collection of those little hotel bottles of shampoo and lotions. Instead of throwing them into the bathroom junk drawer to gather dust, or — heaven forbid — throwing them in the trash, gather them up into a large Ziploc […]

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Learning Math in the Real World

Learning Math in the Real World

Several years ago, thinking I might like to start a small business selling original scrapbook paper designs, I attended a workshop put on by the U.S. Small Business Administration. I still remember the speaker telling us we had to be able to perform mental math to succeed in business. Mental math is the ability to […]

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