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
I love repurposing things. I've used crystal light containers for sorting. Paint sticks for movable schedules. You name it I try to repurpose it or figure out a way to use it in the classroom. Although I've never repurposed dressers or chairs.... because that would require WAY more handiness than I am capable of! BUT in the Sped classroom, I'm a repurposing fool! I've compiled a few ideas ... Read More about Simple and Easy Sped Hacks for Back to School!
In special education we differentiate in our sleep, right? Wrong. As a special education administrator, I’ve noticed some of my teachers who are self-contained in a special education resource room fall into a bad habit. They think they are using differentiation purely because they asked a student after the fact a question with two choices or they read something aloud. It really depends on what ... Read More about Planning for MORE Purposeful Differentiation in Special Education
Hey ALL! Happy (hopefully) summer break to you! Since I’m in administration, I’m working all summer, so I am jealous of all of your who are lounging around by a pool! Any who, I wanted to talk to you guys about Post-Secondary Transition. More specifically a Program that I was able to help start in my county this past year. If you haven’t heard of Project Search yet, I BEG of you! STOP! ... Read More about Post Secondary Transition through Project Search