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Celebrating Nurses!

Nurses have always played an important role in my life. My grandfather was the first male nurse at St. Vincent Hospital, and went on to become a physician. On the other side of my family, my Aunt Marion (Dr. Barber’s … Continue reading

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National Teacher Day!

The first week of May is full of moments created to celebrate and appreciate the wonderful people in our lives – teachers, nurses, therapists, paraeducators, behavior specialists and many, many support personnel. This year, National Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Have You Thanked Your OT Today?

April is Occupational Therapy Month, an opportunity for us to honor the therapists who work with our children in the school setting. Not only do therapists assist students with a variety of hands-on tasks, including handwriting, computer typing, using touch … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day!

There are several popular legends surrounding the story of Saint Valentine. One is that he was a Roman priest who was arrested, imprisoned, and eventually martyred after being caught marrying Christian couples. At the time, helping Christians was considered a … Continue reading

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Teaching Kindness

This week is Random Acts of Kindness Week. As I thought about the topic, I began to consider how kindness is taught. The rampant problem of bullying in our schools underlies a deeper issue – are we teaching our children … Continue reading

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Celebrating Literacy!

January is a big month for literacy awareness. All month long, we celebrate National Book Blitz Month. If you’re like me, your reaction to this was similar to: Great! What’s that? After some digging, I learned that NBB was created … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week

I’d like to invite you to talk a walk with me down memory lane and think about the teachers in your lives that truly made a difference. I immediately think of my 8th grade teacher at Villa Maria Grade School, … Continue reading

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There’s Nothin’ Better Than A Good Old Fashion’ Friend

The latest report released by the CDC indicating one in 68 8-year- olds has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has everyone talking. This 30% increase since 2012 tells me that every elementary classroom probably has one child on the spectrum.  Looking … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Week of the Young Child

Last week I had the honor of attending PNC Grow Up Great’s tenth anniversary in Chicago. This week marks the Week of the Young Child.  Both of these events focus public attention on the needs of our children under 5 … Continue reading

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How Are You Celebrating Read Across America?

Which American writer has had the greatest impact on children’s literature?  His birthday, March 2nd, is the date that is annually designated as Read Across America day.  Yes, you’re right – it is Dr. Seuss! As we began planning Dr. … Continue reading

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