Entries by Brandi Parrish

8 Ways to Elevate Your Specially Designed Instruction Skills for Hybrid Settings

8 Ways to Elevate Your Specially Designed Instruction Skills for Hybrid Settings This year, ABC has been privileged to facilitate a Community of Practice across DC educators to discuss issues related to implementing specially designed instruction during COVID-19.  While this year has presented incredible challenges, the move to thinking about returning to school buildings on a more widespread basis holds promise. Our COP members, and many of the educators across the country, are wrestling with […]

A Breakthrough: Avoiding Burnout

You know why you wanted to be a teacher. Connecting with your students, encouraging them, watching them think and grow has always been your passion. So, why are you feeling, “BLAH.”? This is not only March, aka “the hardest month of the school year,” but it also marks one year of COVID.  This is the second time we’re experiencing the “longest month” in what has been the longest year. It’s weighty. There’s a word that […]

Meet Our Founder: Sarah Sandelius

We are switching things up at The Ability Challenge! To usher in this new chapter, the first thing that we’d like to do is re-introduce ABC’s Founder, Sarah Sandelius. In this publication, she’ll share her motivation, background, and what The Ability Challenge means to her! Why education? As a child, I had an incredible educational journey.  One that taught me that curiosity, inquiry, and hard work lead to learning.  From public to private, large and […]