Coping up

It's been a while since my last post..well it's because of my work load in the office plus we got too busy preparing for our children's moving in to a new apartment. My son is now a college freshman in a university in Manila joining her sister who's also working in Makati, so both of our children are living independently now. As for me and husband, we really feel the difference of not having our children around. So to cope up, I just look for other way to fill the emptiness, gladly my daughter shared her Netflix account with me. So now that's where I'm diverting my attention and I easily got hooked to the TV series that I'm watching.

Watching TV series can be addictive sometimes, there are days when all I want is to do is finish watching the whole season in one sitting hahaha. Currently I'm watching Suits, an American legal drama television series created and written by Aaron Korsh. The series premiered on June 23, 2011, on USA Network, it is the network's longest running original series in terms of seasons and episodes. The final season was aired July 17 of this year. I love reading novels written by John Grisham which mostly are related to legal thrillers, that's why when I saw this TV series, Suits it immediately draw my attention. I also love the lead characters Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) and Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht). 


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3 Tools to Help Special-Needs Students Thrive

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Learning is not a one-size-fits-all system. Students with physical, mental or learning disabilities often benefit from an unconventional approach to education. These three tools can help them get through each school day with a sense of achievement.

1. Rules and Rewards

Rules provide a necessary amount of structure to a child's day. Stating rules and expectations clearly and having a visual reminder of what those expectations are will help kids navigate their choices. Placing a colorful list of rules up at home or in the classroom can be really helpful. Pairing rules with rewards for good behavior is also a great motivational tool. It helps kids learn that actions have consequences and empower them to make good choices.

2. Tactile Tools

Though many classrooms cater to an auditory learning style, not all students thrive within that kind of environment. For kids with visual or auditory impairment or for kids who have trouble focusing on their schoolwork, getting through class can be even harder. Tactile games like braille mazes help kids with sight limitations build their spatial awareness. Similarly, using cheerios to practice addition and subtraction can help students improve their conceptual thinking in a more engaging way.

3. Visual Additions

Having photo flashcards that supplement storytelling or language acquisition exercises can help struggling students grasp new concepts at a quicker rate. Pairing a visual with each word or concept strengthens that connection between letters and meaning. It can help students create a memorable mental picture for the next time they have to recall that word's meaning, put together a sentence or write a story.
There are myriad tools, apps and exercises available to help kids with unique learning needs succeed in school. Getting kids up and moving, engaging them in activities and incorporating each kind of learning style can help create a more accessible environment both at school and at home.


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Resting in God's promises

It's so hard to get up this morning, the weather is gloomy because of the coming typhoon..and because i have a cold allergy, my eyes is watery and my nose is so itchy, these makes me all the more glued to my bed. But I need to get up and go to work. :(

I really look forward to the day where I can  sleep and take a rest as long as I want..without thinking or worrying about anything. I just thank the Lord for always reminding me that through Him, we can find strength, peace and rest. 

And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest. ~Exodus 33:14

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ~Isaiah 40:29-31

In times like this, I just quiet my spirit, meditate on His words and take a rest in God's promises. 

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