We have spirit, Yes we do!! We have spirit, how ‘bout you?

Time for a pep talk

By Rachel Betzen, M.S., CCC/SLP Reflection written for weekly staff meeting and “rounds” Based on Kid President’s “Pep Talk” It’s time for a pep talk.  Sometimes we all need a little motivation.  Sometimes we all need to rally our cheerleaders, huddle up with our team, make a game plan, lay out our moves, and just […]

The Power of Positive Parental Praise

Positive parental praise makes all the difference.

By Rachel Betzen, M.S., CCC/SLP A reflection for our weekly staff meeting and “rounds” I don’t know who ever tried to catch flies with vinegar, but there really is something to approaching life with a positive outlook.  Many people struggle with putting aside the negativity from life’s frustrations or failures, so it’s not really a […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Engaging the Rabbit Trail

By Rachel Betzen, M.S., CCC/SLP At one time or another the children that we work with will inevitably veer off course from the direct activity they are doing, to ask a related (or unrelated) question, or to tell us about something they are reminded of. I personally get a little excited when this happens, though […]

When Children Plant the Seeds

When Children Plant the Seeds By Rachel Betzen, M.S., CCC/SLP What if every child felt that he or she was: Valued and Important Supported as a student and teacher, able to learn and able to teach Unique, a collaboration of culture, community and individual talents, strengths, and interests Connected in overlapping circles of family and […]