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With Covid-19, Teachers Need IEPs Too 

By Teresa Siegrist

IEP.  Individualized Education Plan. Teachers and clinicians create this legal document for students with special learning needs, detailing specially designed instruction, testing accommodations, and goals. What is delineated in the paperwork determines the parameters of support for each student–the how, when, and where of what will be done to meet the student’s needs. The IEP is the ‘bible’ as I do my work as a paraprofessional in Special Education. 

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Let’s Take Teacher Appreciation Week to a Higher Level

By Marilyn Rhames

If you’ve been a teacher long enough, you may have come to expect a few goodies from students and families this week, Teacher Appreciation Week. And if you’re a mother who also happens to be a teacher, the love fest tends to continue past Friday as the following Sunday is usually Mother’s Day. Since women make up more than 80 percent of the teaching workforce, this is a big week for female educators!

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You Can Still Find The Good In God

By Andrea Parker

Covid-19 has spread like gossip. The majority of businesses are closed. Schools are empty. More than six million of America’s workforce have been fired, furloughed or laid off. And the numbers continue to rise. Over a hundred thousand abrupt deaths have caused grief in homes which most are confined due to social distancing mandates. Heartbreak, inconvenience, and fear of the unexpected future is painted all over our faces as we tread in unchartered water.

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Destiny Discovered & Defined During Destruction

By Shanay Jones

Could the scariest and most defining time in my life be what I had been requesting in my prayers? As a leader of the prayer team at my school and pastor of my own ministry, I had experienced the first panic attack of my life when coronavirus greeted the world with its ugly face. My heart would quiver when I saw the news or even see the picture of the virus. 

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