Archive for February, 2014

I received confirmation from Dr. Marg Csapo, Editor of the International Association of Special Education Journal, that I will have an article published. My article will focus on new differentiation of instruction and  fractions strategies.  Because math is everywhere, regardless of the country and the ethnicity, religion, and language of its students,  I am very appreciate of the opportunity to share my instructional strategies with educators and administrators in several different countries.

During the early stages of  the development of my math manipulatives, my first and immediate goals were to help my students with the Common Core at Elm Street Elementary.  In less than 2 1/2 years, my goals have expanded from helping students in Elm Street Elementary to parts of NW Georgia to many parts of the United States and Canada.  With the upcoming article, I am expanding my goals to providing visual aids for students in many pats of the world.  I will continue to pursue my goals as long as I continue to believe that there is at least one student in every classroom who would benefit from my manipulatives and teaching methods.


A great opportunity happened today! Reflections Magazine, which is the official magazine for the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children, is going to publish an article about my low vision and braille manipulatives in their 2014 summer issue.  I was informed by Debbie Stein, Editor, that the article explaining the needs and benefits of my manipulatives will be posted in May.  With Ms. Stein’s help sharing my ideas in Reflections Magazine with parents of children who are low vision and blind and my upcoming presentations around the United States, I am making progress toward helping ALL students.