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“What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. Betty Ford Botanical Gardens, Vail, Colorado Yesterday really was a “favourite” day. In working with students with autism, we often need to build a student’s repertoire of language by scaffolding skills. We use visual…

Working in education is hard, hard, hard work. As much as I have always pushed back when people say it, it does take something strong within each person to work in education and, in my experience, with students with special needs. In that work, we can literally go months doing the same activity over and …

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Recently the Ontario “Sunshine List”, the list of public employees who made over $100,000 a year, came out. Premier Kathleen Wynne, defending the list, pointed out that the “government must pay for high-quality public services”. I could not agree with her more. Wynne goes on to say that “many of the people on the list have …

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To the Government of Ontario, and Minister of Education Liz Sandals specifically: Here we are again – the government and the education sector, butting up against one another and about to get into a media frenzy where those working in education will be made out as money grabbing and you, our elected representatives, will not …

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