Welcome to Make, Take & Teach


Hello and welcome to the Make, Take & Teach blog. I am so happy that you stopped by.  I started Make, Take & Teach about 7 years ago with the introduction of the Teacher Intervention Kits.  My goal was, and still is, to provide teachers with multi-sensory activities that align with assessments commonly administered in schools to meet the needs of all learners within their classroom.  MT&T has grown over the years to provide activities in digital formats which can be purchased through the MT&T website and through Teachers Pay Teachers.

I started my career as a Speech/Language Pathologist and have held several positions since that time including teaching a preschool classroom for students with severe language impairments and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I am currently a Teacher Consultant for Special Education. I provide diagnostic services as well as support for students with various disabilities within their special education and general education classrooms.  My specialties include early literacy, prevention of reading difficulties/disabilities and Response to Intervention/Multi-Tiered System of Support.

I am a proud resident of  the mitten state (that would be Michigan) with my husband and three college students.  I absolutely love living in Northern Michigan where we enjoy participating in recreational activities year round!

A.J. attends Michigan State University (Go GREEN!), and Kassie and Lizzie both attend Central Michigan University.

Feel free to email me at julie.vanalst@gmail.com  I’d love to hear from you!


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