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How to Re-think Recess so that it’s Accessible To All Students

Written by Laura Barr I love my job! I have spent the last few years traveling the world looking for people on the planet who care deeply about inclusion.  My latest trip had me at Stanford University for the annual Autism Spectrum Disorders conference. One of my new and favorite discoveries was hearing about a program called Remaking […]

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Guiding Principles of Inclusion

Written by Laura Barr Inclusion is a human right We believe that inclusion is a better way of responding to diversity and that inclusion benefits all learners and community stakeholders, not just the excluded. Inclusion means ACCESS and requires intention Inclusion is about intentionally securing a  “place” for those typically marginalized, and providing opportunities for learning experiences […]

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What Exactly is Singapore Math?

Written by Jen Rigsby Ever since Common Core was introduced into American schools, parents have been nearly tearing their hair out trying to teach their children “new math.” The parents that seem to have the most hair loss are the ones trying to explain Singapore Math. If it is often difficult for adults to understand. So, why are we teaching […]

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Science and Engineering Summer Camps in Denver 2016

Written by Laura Barr, in Collaboration with Bethany Todd Enrich your child’s summer with fun and meaningful learning opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Below is a list of science and engineering summer camps in the Denver area. Check them out soon as some are filling up fast. Kent Denver Full STEAM […]

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Are Parents Modeling “Doing Tough Things”?

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr Many parents  want their children to “do tough things”. We may want our children to practice an instrument every day, collaborate with someone they don’t like, try new foods, become president or change the world! But in order to expect these behaviors from our children, we have to ask […]

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Teaching your Child to Be a Good Sport

Written by Laura Barr, in collaboration with Bethany Todd At e.Merging, we provide parent coaching on a variety of topics based on our clients’ needs. One challenge that often comes up for parents is teaching children to be good sports.  Telling children to just “be a good sport” assumes that they know what a “good […]

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The Importance of Teaching Problem Solving and How to Do It

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr When we talk about problem solving, many people immediately think about math. However, problem solving skills are not only a math skill, but also a skill used in every subject and in all aspects of life. Teaching problem solving as a general skill is invaluable to children’s learning, confidence and independence. While some parents […]

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Web-based Resources for Teaching Keyboarding to Young Children

Written by Jen Rigsby Children today are exposed to technology in almost every aspect of their life, especially at school. Often there are computers throughout classrooms, Smart Boards on walls and iPads being used in small groups throughout the school day. Many teachers have done a wonderful job of integrating technology into their daily practices, yet […]

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Understanding Executive Functioning – Part Two

Written by Christina Shimrock Part Two (To learn more about what executive functioning is, click on Part One) In this blog, we will be exploring what each executive function can look like in a classroom and how teachers can create and implement simple accommodations to best support their students.  For teachers, it is essential to know […]

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Reading the New CMAS/PARCC Assessment Results

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr It’s that time of year when your children’s PARCC scores are going to available for review.  At e.Merging, we understand the stress involved with testing and the over-testing problems that are rampant in Denver Public Schools.  At the same time, we believe that families and teachers […]

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