Author: Pam Crum

Do Fidget Spinners Help Kids Focus in Class?

In April of this year, I was teaching class, and I kept hearing, “fwip, fwip, fwip, fwip,” but I wasn’t sure where it was coming from. I looked around and noticed one student spinning something on his desk, and another with his fingers. The students were completely engrossed in the movement of the fidget spinners, […]






How to Transfer an IEP to another School

A parent of a child with a disability has worked with their school to assemble an Individual Education Program (IEP). When the services are decided upon, you have a plan for reaching the child’s goals, and then you learn that you need to transfer your child to another school.  IEP Transfer: Rights & Expectations The […]






Helping Students Transition to Middle School

Preparing for middle school is an important step to a lifetime of learning.  While elementary school puts more focus on the student, and high school focuses on the skills, middle school is when a student will decide the importance of education. Middle-school will teach students not only the facts, but also how those facts and […]






How to Motivate a Child with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD, presents problems for children who try to get work done.  ADHD includes symptoms of physical hyperactivity, which is the “H” in ADHD.  Inattentive ADHD, which was called ADD in the past, presents with no signs of hyperactivity, and individuals tend to be more laid-back with no disruptive […]






Benefits of Attending Summer School for Your Child

When making the decision to enroll your student in summer school, there is great deal to consider. Has your student failed a class and needs summer school in order to graduate? Are you looking for enrichment classes? Does your student need practice in certain subjects? Does Summer School Benefit Students? Regardless of the situation, summer […]






The Ultimate 2017 Summer Reading List for Students

Summer break is exciting for students it’s time for them to relax and do other enjoyable activities. Summer is also a great time to get your student reading.  Studies have shown that reading over the summer will prevent learning loss and can create lifelong readers. Whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, or pure entertainment, keeping your student […]






What Is an IEP? (An Individualized Education Program)

When you first hear of an individualized education program (an IEP), it’s natural to have a lot of questions. What is an IEP? Are IEPs good or bad? What are some examples? What is the process? Here are the answers you’ve been looking for. What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)? The Individualized Education Program […]