I hope you've had a great start to your year. It's been quite the start for me, so I thought I would post this light and somewhat funny post for you all. So I bring you.... You might be a Special Ed Teacher if... 1. You hear “Student A needs his AT when he goes to OT. Make sure to review his ETR and IEP and follow it to the letter because IDEA says that he needs to be in ... Read More about You Might Be a Special Ed Teacher if…
So, I love Meme's and I love successful IEP meetings, so why not blend the two together? (That's for my Office fans!) Prep for the Meeting Communicate with the parents- This should be a given, right? Well, you’d be surprised. My advice is to always ask for parent input in each are before even writing the IEP. I've never heard a parent complain that they had too much input into their child's ... Read More about Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting! (with MEME’s!)
Hello Monday! Nice to See you again! Last week half of the classes I supervise started back to school. Today, the rest start back! I love back to school time. It's a chance for new starts, fall is coming, and so is football! ;) I also love the excitement in the air! Everyone is excited! This is what I typically look like at the beginning of the week... Yay! Whoo! By the end of the week, ... Read More about B2S Survival Kit
I hate being absent. I’m one of those teachers who will show up with the flu and try to teach, only to be sent home as soon as the principal sees me. It’s not that I don’t want to take care of myself, because, I do. I just have a problem with letting go and letting someone else step in for me when I can’t be there for my students. I worry that the teacher won’t know that Student x will have a melt ... Read More about Preparing for a Substitute in the Special Education Classroom
Wheewho! It’s time! For Back to School! Let’s be honest, raise your hand, if you are NOT ready. As I type this, I could be on a beach getting burnt a few yards away. But I don’t like to get burnt, and safe sun knowledge tells me that I should not go between peak hours… and I am a rule follower, so I will sit here and wait it out. And tell you how excited I am to go back to school! Fake ... Read More about 5 Things to Help Psych You Up for B2S!