A Prayer for the Year’s Beginning

Summer fades to fall;the freedom of the morning gives wayto the structure of the school day.Students who need me, administrators who demand of me,colleagues who help (or hurt) me.From all sides, I am pulled.Sometimes, I know not where;I know not the purpose.Yet, you...

The Wind in the Willows | Quick Review

How absolutely delightful is this book? I don't know how, in my thirty years of England-loving existence, I hadn't read The Wind in the Willows before. It reminds me of everything charming about my favorite country - reminiscent of the feelings I get when I think of...

Paperless Data Collection | iPad + Pencil

I've long been looking for an easy way to make my data collection paperless. Technology has come quite a long way, even in the last 7 years of my working as a public school SLP, and this year, I have finally been able to achieve my dream of reducing paper. To begin,...

Quick + Easy Breakfast for Educators | Steel Cut Oats 2 Ways

This is a post from my personal blog, Cups with Christin. I've reposted it here due to its relevancy to living healthily and happily as an educator. Enjoy! I have never been a fan of oatmeal. For years, I tried to force myself to develop a taste for the lauded,...

Categories | Tips & Materials

If you've been keeping up with the blog over the last few weeks, you'll know that I've been writing about the language processing hierarchy. If you've forgotten, the language processing hierarchy looks something like this: and is directly related to our Common Core...

Word Associations | Tips & Materials

I recently wrote about the first couple steps in the language processing hierarchy, labeling or naming objects and ideas and functions. If you've forgotten, the language processing hierarchy looks something like this: and is directly related to our Common Core State...

Object Functions | Tips & Materials

Teaching students distinguish between what an object is, what an object does, what an object is made of, what an object is grouped with, etc… are all important and vital aspects of helping students build a lexicon that has incredible depth, rather than just extending its breadth. 

They All Saw a Cat | Review + Ideas for Therapy

They All Saw a Cat very quickly reminded me of Eric Carle, with its repetitive narrative that shares a simple day in the life of a cat and all the creatures it encounters. Even having read the dust jacket, it took several pages for me to fully grasp what concept Wenzel had set out to explore.