Autism & the Power of Music

Not much is known about the cause of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  What is known is that every individual on the spectrum experiences it a little differently. Through the years, more studies have surfaced about programs, support, and activities that are particularly beneficial to the Autism community.  One of these is music. This wonderful infographic shows some of the incredible …

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5 More Fun (and Educational) Snow Day Activities!

I’m sure you were among the thousands of Ohioans who rejoiced when it hit 60 degrees in mid-December.  Like me, you probably crossed your fingers thinking, “Maybe it won’t snow this year.”  “Maybe winter will pass over us and give us a break.” Well, welcome to Northeast Ohio!  (My city received nearly two feet of snow in the past two days.) …

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Read Across America Day 2015 — Tips for Your Classroom

In 1997, the National Education Association proposed a new idea – a national day to celebrate reading.  On March 2, 1998, the nation celebrated its first “Read Across America Day,” appropriately celebrated on the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel (more commonly known as Dr. Seuss).  Schools, communities, libraries and local businesses are all invited to have parties and events to …

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5 Fun (and Educational) Snow Day Activities!

“SNOW DAY!” scream your children as they run down the stairs.  “No school!  No school!”  Yes, a snow day is arguably one of a student’s favorite things.  (And some teachers, too.)   Now the real challenge begins.  All of a sudden your children are at home with you (or a sitter) all day.  How do you keep them occupied for …

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