Have you ever had a student who has struggle with adding and subtracting? Especially with two digit and three digit numbers? Well I've got a great way to share with you on how I teach adding and subtracting with two and three digit numbers, especially with borrowing and carrying over! oh, and best of all, it's FREE! Here's what you need.... 1/2 sheet of poster board, masking tape, index ... Read More about Cheap Math Activity!
I honestly never thought much about how trauma impacts my student’s learning. Sure, I knew that certain events in my student’s lives impacted them, but I never truly understood to the degree that they do impact student learning. I knew that little Eric may have it rough at home. And Caroline spent the weekend with her mom so her day will be rough today. But what trauma did they face? What ... Read More about Trauma Informed Interventions
As an admin, I visit several classrooms each week. I see great teaching, and I see not so great teaching. I’ve seen several running themes across my experiences. I’ve compiled the five most common mistakes I have seen in the special education classroom, in hopes to help you identify if you’re making any and how you can fix it if you are! I promise it will make your life easier! I think ... Read More about FIVE Common Mistakes from the Special Education Classroom!
It doesn’t matter if a special education teacher has been around for 1 year, 5 years, or 15 years. The common complaint I have heard from all of my teachers is how are they supposed to keep track of all of the data that they need to collect on a daily basis! It’s enough to make a teacher’s head spin. With that in mind, I’m coming to you today to give you 4 easy tips on how to use data to inform ... Read More about Data Don’t Lie: 4 Ways to Use Data to Improve Your Teaching
Meaningful transition activities are sometimes difficult to come up with, or at times even implement. Working with teachers in many capacities - it seems most of them share a common frustration: coming up with transition activities that are relevant to their students, engaging, and authentic. With that, I felt that a good, in-depth list of transition activities that could be utilized would help ... Read More about Easy Transition Planning Activity Ideas