Brave Irene by William Steig is the story of a helpful and resilient young girl named Irene.  Irene with her big heart look to help her sick mother get a ball gown across town to the duchess for her ball that night.  Her delivery turns out to be a lesson in resilience...

Hopkins reviews and shares a book that nurtures kindness and compassion. Elementary reading with your child. Teaching kindness to children.

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I Walk With Vanessa tells a simple yet powerful story about kindness. It also happens to be a wordless picture book. Vanessa is the new girl at school and she immediately encounters a bully. When another girl sees Vanessa run home crying, she remains uneasy until she c...

Dyslexia is one of the most common learning struggles in children. It is also one of the mystifying learning struggles for parents to understand and support. An educator breaks down dyslexia for parents and teachers who work with struggling learners.

Burnout is something that I experienced as a special education teacher years ago. Looking back I could have possibly avoided the stress of burnout if I had been more mindful of the warning signs and proactive in taking care of me.  I quickly learned that I was not alon...

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