barbaraschillinghurwitz

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Barbara Hurwitz is an educator, traveler and indie author. She enjoys reading, writing, crafts and spending time with her growing family.

THE JAKE PULLMAN STORY CONTINUED

CHAPTER 4 – Our First Session – Organization I arrived 5 minutes early, excited to get started with Jake. The doorbell chime was followed by none of the chatter I heard on my initial evaluation visit, only silence. I waited and rang again. Still nothing. A bit disappointed, I reached […]

THE JAKE PULLMAN STORY

Part 3 THE EVALUATION REPORT   Re: Jake Pullman Parents: Evelyn & Terry Pullman Siblings: 3 brothers, 8 yrs. and twins 5yrs. ASSESSMENT: Jake is a 10-year-old fifth grader in a Montgomery County Public School. In my initial meeting with him, he presented as a sensitive yet a strong-willed young […]

The Fall & Rise of Jake Pullman

Evelyn the mother of four boys sat hunched over a throw pillow on her living room sofa. Tears filled her eyes. Terry, her husband, sat at the far end of the sofa with his arms locked tightly across his chest. I had just finished meeting with their son Jake, the identifiable cause leading to the call for my help.

5 ESSENTIALS TO GUARANTEE AN ENJOYABLE THANKSGIVING

How to Avoid Holiday Stress: Advise all guests to park grudges outside the door List foods to be served on the refrigerator door Plan a family game Make seating arrangements in advance & note with place cards Have take home containers available for leftovers. Thanksgiving is a time to share with family […]

EASY STEPS TO BUILDING VOCABULARY

A  student has 20 vocabulary words to learn for homework before each weekly test. Each week the student struggles to memorize the words, but has yet to receive a passing grade on the tests. What can students do to be more successful, and better yet, own the words for their comfortable vocabulary usage? […]