Be GREAT at being You!

What kind of kid do you have?

By Jimmy Arispe July 2020 #1  I’m gonna tell you a little secret. Many parents are not going to want to hear this, but it’s about time that we let the cat out of the bag. Most coaches, teachers and anyone who works with your child will agree with this too. Here it comes . . . Wait for it […]

Meet Math Coach – Rosemarie Colon

Tell us a little bit about your professional background, education, and teaching experience. I studied Mathematics at Marywood University with minors in Computer Science and English Literature. After working in the computer field for six years and wanting to teach children, I left computer programming and went to the University of Delaware on a full merit scholarship and earned my […]

Meet Structured Literacy Coach – Sharmin Allibhoy

Tell us a little bit about your professional background, education, and teaching experience.  I am a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) endorsed by the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) and a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT) specializing in the remediation of dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities. I am also a Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist (SLDS) certified by International Dyslexia Association […]

Silent Lunch for all of YOUs!

By Jimmy Arispe OMG! Don’t get me started. How many parents have ever heard of silent lunch? That’s right. Your child(ren) are made to sit silently in the lunchroom and not talk to any of their friends because some lunchroom Nazi has taken it upon him/herself to deem it too noisy, so he/she tells the entire cafeteria load of students […]

Class Dojo

by Heather Badger-Brown, The Academy Virtual Coach Have you heard of a dojo?  It’s a place to practice Japanese martial arts. A proper dojo is considered a special place and is taken care of by the students. Teachers are there too, but it isn’t their sole responsibility to make sure the dojo is in top shape. What does this have […]

Be GREAT at Being You!

By Jimmy Arispe All of us parents have measured our kid(s) against others. It’s human and parent nature. Let’s all just admit that we have done it so we can move on and figure out what we can do to help our kids Be Great at Being YOU!  Who of us are great at everything? Anyone? Anyone? Nope. There is […]

Meet Structured Literacy Coach – Cindy Myers

Tell us a little bit about your professional background, education, teaching experience.  I have been a special education teacher for 29 plus years in the same school district. I have taught students in a self-contained classroom, resource room, in-class support classroom and co-taught with another teacher for a number of years in a general education classroom.  I have taught Language […]