What is working memory? This is something I always think I know, but then can’t give the best definition in my head when it comes up. Or can’t come up with good accommodations off the top of the head when trying to help a student. So when I came to a new school recently and … More WORKING MEMORY: What it is and how you can Support it in the Classroom
Self-advocacy and Self-Determination is a big thing we focus on when working with students with special needs. And helping students learn about their accommodations and take ownership is a big way to help towards the bigger objective of helping to develop self-determination. … 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 One way I stay Organized as a Learning Support (Resource) Teacher
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 How I use PowerSchool for Learning Support: Towards a new best-practice
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 special education or resource teachers, and how we connect to the home, this post is for you. … More Consequences….Shifting the way we Frame Them for Students
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
This is a write up about how Beckett Haight uses various interventions to help support students in putting in 100% effort into their academics.
And the rewards and consequences I put into place to help support their study skills and what not. … More Supporting Student Effort and Learning: My Progression of Interventions