December 4, 2015

The Hopeful Artist

I just spent most of my week with a delightful young woman. She is a college student, majoring in art and hoping to combine her love […]
October 19, 2015

Is the Intervention Working? or Are We Doing What We Said We Were Going to Do?

Is your child receiving help from a teacher, therapist, or paraprofessional during the school day for academics or behavior problems? Is your child receiving outside tutoring […]
September 25, 2015

When My Child Needs Help-Asking the Right Questions

  By now everyone should be settled into the new school year and back in some semblance of a routine. Right? Maybe? Ugh! We are nearing […]
July 27, 2015

The Cowgirl

As everyone else has geared up for another school year, I am taking some time off. My summer has been busier that I ever imagined it […]
July 27, 2015

Teaching Dependable Reading Strategies

I have made a discovery this year as I have been working with children who are learning to read multi syllable words within text. Many of […]
July 27, 2015

Rewriting Our Vision

My local school board is revisiting their vision statement. The revised vision states, Our ISD will be an exemplary district where the whole student is taught […]
July 27, 2015

In The Beginning…

First, there was Idealism Three years ago, three cohorts and I ventured out into Brazosport ISD armed with a basic knowledge of the intervention framework called […]
July 27, 2015

Got Grades?

We are nearing the end of the first nine weeks of school and release of report card grades is looming. What can be done to address […]
July 27, 2015

Explicit Instructions & Fairy Wings

What does the research say about the best type of intervention for young children? It uses such terms as ‘explicit’ and ‘intense’ to describe successful intervention. […]