Educators Need Breaks to be Awesome

During my sophomore year in college I made what many considered to be an odd move in my life.  Despite having no previous history or interest, I decided to try out for the cheerleading team.  My motives were simple and goal oriented: I wanted to be able to do that.  “That” which drove … Continue reading

Promoting Independence: It All Starts, Goes, and Ends with Love!

“The secret to life is finding out what you love and then finding a way to get paid for it.”  This small bit of wisdom was passed my way years ago by a former supervisor, and it’s wisdom I carry close because it echoes in our work every day.  In education, we … Continue reading

Promoting Independence: 10 Mantras of the Special Educator!

Independence is not bought, it is won.  Through the small victories provided by passionate educators our leaners do more with less.  But every warrior needs a battle cry, every competitor needs a cause, and ever special educator needs a mantra.  Not just a reminder about the lives we change, but … Continue reading

Promoting Independence: Be the 1st Man!!!

Those who consider themselves part of the Seattle Seahawks fandom pride themselves on their passion, their love, and their impact on the game.  And to a large point they have made Seattle one of the best places for a player to call home.  They refer to themselves as the 12th man and they … Continue reading