SELF-DETERMINATION is an area of Special Education that is not always readily understood. Even with myself, I have been using the term since I heard about it and worked with it during my Masters of Special Ed program, but every couple years I have to go back and read up on it to crystalize my … More Developing Self-Advocacy Skills: Starting with Student’s Accommodations
Getting everything done as a Learning Support or Resource teacher can be hard. There are a lot of moving pieces. This post shares a system I use to make sure I follow up on everything possible. … More How I Follow-up as a Learning Support Teacher
For those wondering how they can use PowerSchool or another student information system to help their Learning Support/Special Needs endeavors, here are a few ways I use it that help. … More PowerSchool for Learning Support
Sometimes parents needs some help, but who is going to help them? Sometimes Special Education teachers and case managers can be the ones to help build parenting best practices. … More Teachers Teaching Parents to Parent: Is there a place for teachers to guide parents in best practices?
If you ever wondered about consequences for student behavior and effort, and our role as teachers, and how we connect to the home, this post is for you. … More Consequences….Shifting the way we Frame Them
This post outlines the 10 goals I have this school year as a learning support teacher. Trying to reach that King Kupa level. … More 10 Goals for Learning Support this Year: Leveling up as a teacher, one year at a time
This is a post that makes the case for why case managers should be considering teaching their students how to type without looking; touch type. It was written by Beckett Haight as he typed without looking at the keyboard! … More Students with Special Needs Need to Learn how to Type