She’s the creator of Teachez Well Blog, a site dedicated to teaching children with learning difficulties and special needs, and with over forty years of experience, she’s more than qualified to provide assistance to anyone who has children that have certain needs!
She has a wonderful sense lf humour, and her About page (and indeed every email she has ever sent me) makes me smile when she discusses her husband, the blog widower…
I am a semi-retired special educator with 40+ years experience. Yes, that makes me pretty old and I was probably teaching long before many of you were born. I always wanted to be a teacher, probably because I had some amazing and loving teachers myself. I have taught kids with a wide variety of disabilities, primarily in the public school system at the elementary level. My specialties are reading and social skills. Have you heard of Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers: The Story of Success?” Gladwell summarizes research that suggests it takes at least 10,000 hours to develop expertise in some field. That makes me appreciate all those long hours st school when I start to feel old and creaky…
My husband of 42 years and best friend for 45 (yes, I had to use a calculator) now declares himself a Blogging Widower. He just came out here, where I am hunched over my computer, gave me a kiss, and announced his new status. He’s been a Teacher Widower for 41 years, so this is not an entirely new role for him. You would love him if you met him. All my students who have met him always ask when he’s coming back. He has made many runs to school when I frantically ask him to bring my lunch, that file folder, my purse, the materials I need RIGHT NOW to teach, my phone, and my planner (for all the good that has done me). He’s also made trips to school when I have taken his house and office keys to work; fortunately, he keeps his car keys in a separate place.
Are you a homeschooler for a child with barriers to learning or have children with specific learning needs? Then this is the blog for you. Katherine is positive, extremely supportive and friendly, and has provided many wonderful comments on Suzie81 Speaks… Go and check her blog out and say hello – I’m sure she would be delighted to meet you!
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I love your blog of the day feature! Following Katherine now! 🙂
Thanks so much my lovely!
How thrilling is this! Thank you, Suzi, for helping me see what interested you. My dear widower should have his own page! And thanks to all of you who have checked out my niche blog.
Hi my lovely! Absolutely loved your latest post – I’m going to reblog it later… Sent you an email
Thanks, Suzi! You are TOO kind!
Reblogged this on Teachezwell Blog and commented:
Suzi81 Speaks was amazingly generous. She “edited” my blog and my dear widower must have his own page. I’ve already heard from a sweet woman who was called “extremely lazy” as she battled with dyslexia. After failing her first attempt at college, she went back! And graduated! Books on tape made all the difference. Way to go, Floridaborne!
I’m a little late catching up today, so I read the movie room post before this! I loved Katherine’s humour so much I followed her, and I really enjoyed learning more about her here. Thanks for the introduction 🙂
Is there a more noble profession than teacher?
I think not.
Thanks for the introduction!
You’re welcome Susie! Enjoy!
Good to serve special needed, Great job