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Is Education a Right or a Privilege? What Your Answer Says about You

  “A Right or a Privilege?” — a new monthly series on Fed Up With Lunch starts now… Awhile back I watched a little bit of a TV program on PBS that compared high school students in the United States to high school students in India. All I caught was the part where the students […]

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Taking questions: Don’t forget about recess

 Being outdoors is good for you Q: I was wondering if you were going to approach the subject of school recesses? I’ve taught for [Redacted] City schools and every elementary school I taught at, I was a floating teacher, had recess scheduled out of the day. The main school I taught at wouldn’t allow students outside and had they […]

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Where do “functional skills” fit in?

Cupcakes must be the right height or you are a failure! (image source) Remember “HomeEc”? Wasn’t it great? I don’t remember which year it was, but I took a home economics class. Over a semester we cooked and we sewed. I loved the hands-on aspect of the experience. It felt very different from the rest […]

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7 Things Speech Pathologists Do at School #education

**Thanks for stopping by!! Since writing this post, I’ve launched a new blog related exclusively to speech therapy: SpeechisBeautiful.com. If you have any questions about being a speech path, pop over there and ask away! Thanks sooo much! ~Sarah** I’m a fan of the “mini-series”– covering a topic over a series of blog posts for […]

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#Education: Cafeteria Bullying

I’m a fan of the “mini-series”– covering a topic over a series of blog posts for a short period of time. Every Monday in the month of February I’ll blog about a topic related to #education (at least tangentially). When people ask me about my memories of eating school lunch, I reply that I rarely […]

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What did #NCLB really mean? #education

I’m a fan of the “mini-series”– covering a topic over a series of blog posts for a short period of time. Every Monday in the month of February I’ll blog about a topic related to #education (at least tangentially). As a school-based speech pathologist, I rely on evaluation instruments including formal assessments to guide my […]

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#Education: Growing up with teachers as parents

I’m a fan of the “mini-series”– covering a topic over a series of blog posts for a short period of time. Every Monday in the month of February I’ll blog about a topic related to #education (at least tangentially). This week I want to examine the history of teaching as a profession. I’m a school-based […]

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Cooking Up Change (Part 1)

Tonight I attended Cooking Up Change. It’s an event where high school students create a school lunch meal for $1.00 per serving and then compete to earn a spot in the national contest in DC. I was able to chat with every single team (12 teams from 12 different high schools from Chicago Public Schools […]

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